PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

11:30am to 1:00pm

Travel & Tourism VII

Travel and Tourism
Christy Fic
PresentersPresentation type
“Nothing is Appropriate”: Holocaust Tourism in Literature and Life
Lily Corwin
Paper
Curating the Spectacle of Confinement: America’s Landscapes of Prison Tourism
Judson Barber
Paper
“Prepare Yourself for the Worst”: Narratives of Fear in Late-Twentieth Century Women’s Travel Guides
Christy Fic
Paper

Comic Appropriation, Crush Collision, and Cyberpunk Dérives

Art & Design Culture
Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson
PresentersPresentation type
Pepe the Frog, 4chan, and Kek: How a Comic Image Became Appropriated by the Alt Right
Katie Brooks Toepp
Paper
Chris Larson’s Crush Collision: Mind Unmoored and Body Bound
Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson
Paper
Cyberpunk Redux: Dérives in the Rich Sight of Post-Anthropocentric Visuality
Frenchy Lunning
Paper

GAME STUDIES 8: The Hyper-Realities of Gaming

Game Studies
Nicole Marie Pizarro-Colón
PresentersPresentation type
The Player as Narrator: The Relationship Between Player and Author in Video Games and The Effects on Interpretation
Mark A Frantz
Paper
Building Empathy in Video Games through Cyborgian-Fusions in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Carlos Gabriel Kelly
Paper
Doki Doki Literature Club and the Politics of Affective Possibility 
Ryan Sheehan
Paper
Colonial Trauma and Gaming: the Gamification of Puerto Rico’s Colonial History in Rio Grande Games’ Puerto Rico
Nicole Marie Pizarro-Colón
Paper

Gender and Media Studies X: Working Women and Feminism in Film

Gender & Media Studies
Debra Michals
PresentersPresentation type
Jyn Erso is Star Wars’ New Feminist Icon: Leia is our Mothers’; Jyn is Ours 
Alicia Goodman
Kimberly L Jones (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper
The Future is Female: Sex Work andTechoMasculinities in the Affective Economy
Shawna Felkins
Paper
The Woman Entrepreneur on Screen: Gender, Race, and Power, Hollywood-style
Debra Michals
Paper

Tolkien Studies 3: Multidisciplinary Tolkien Studies 

Tolkien Studies
Robin Anne Reid
PresentersPresentation type
Crowns and Crowds: The Importance of the Bodleian’s Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition in Solving an Astronomical Mystery
Kristine Larsen
Paper
The Lord of the Zines: Providing Digital Access to Tolkien Fanzines at Marquette University
William Fliss
Paper
Re-forging the Ring: J. R. R. Tolkien in the Conservative Press, 1965-91
Craig N Franson
Paper
Atheists, Agnostics, and Animists, Oh, My!: Secular Readings of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium
Robin Anne Reid
Paper

Civil War and Reconstruction III: Communities and the African American Experience

Civil War & Reconstruction
Glen Bowman
PresentersPresentation type
Black Soldiers in Southern Maryland during the American Civil War
Darren Wade
Paper
Families of USCTs: Winton Triangle’s men of color in the Civil War.
Marvin Tupper Jones
Paper
“Our Heroes”?: The Erection of and the Debate about the Confederate Monument located in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, 1910-2018
Glen Bowman
Paper

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics: Session III

Black Popular Culture—Special Topic 2020
David Moody
PresentersPresentation type
(Un)Fixing the Game: Trans-Spieces Resistance in Jordan Peele’s Get Out!
Niles Tomlinson
Paper
A Bright New Future for the Biracial Buddy Picture: Examining Netflix’s Bright in the Evolution of Film and Its Problems
Anna Davis Abel
Paper
Will the real Black Jesus please stand up? The controversial images and sounds of Black Jesus in Black Popular Culture.
David Moody
Paper

Animation VII: An Examination of Gender Roles in Animation

Animation
Sarah Ann Kennedy
PresentersPresentation type
“It’s Ya Girl, Marco!” Transgender Tumblr Fandom and Fan Theory for Star vs. the Forces of Evil
Britton Stiles Rhuart
Paper
Delving into The Mahou Shoujo Genre: The Magical Girl Warrior within Sailor Moon and Mahou Shoujo Ore
Charlotte J Colon Velez
Paper
The hidden stories of animated women
Sarah Ann Kennedy
Paper

Popular Culture and American Culture Studies and the Public Humanities: How Can We Support Each Other? With special guest Dr. Esther Mackintosh, President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (part of the NEH)

Special event
Marty S Knepper

Negotiating (Fandom) Identity

Fan Culture & Theory
PresentersPresentation type
“Always Be Earpin’” – Fan Leadership in the Wynonna Earp Fandom
Heidi Mau
Paper
Transnational FANac:  Examining fan practices among anime and manga fans outside of Japan
June Madeley
Paper

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