PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

11:30am to 1:00pm

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

Rhetoric, Composition, and the Trump Era

Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture
Chara Van Horn
PresentersPresentation type
Conspirator in Chief: Trump, Twitter, and the Enthymematic Function of ‘Tweets’ in Circulating and Strengthening Deep State Conspiracy Beliefs
Chara Van Horn
Paper
Trump Triumphant: Prophet, Priest and King of the New Civil Religion
A. J. Grant
Paper
Lies, Gaslighting, and Conspiracy Theory in the Age of Trump
Shelley Aley
Paper
“This Is Not a Moment, It’s the Movement”: Affect, Assemblage, and Activism in the Digital Age 
Nicholas Avery
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

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

Non-Fiction Writing I: Apocalypses

Non-Fiction Writing 
PresentersPresentation type
Limited By Body Habitus: An American Fat Story
Jennifer Blevins
Creative work
Carnality in the Anthropocene 
Heather Comfort
Creative work
Excerpts from “Dear Hannah Gadsby”
Bethany Lee
Creative work

Roundtable: The Stephen King Renaissance Continues: Recent King Adaptations

Stephen King
Phil Simpson
PresentersPresentation type
The Stephen King Renaissance Continues: Recent King Adaptations
Phil Simpson
Mary Findley
Heide Crawford
Brad Duren
Creative work

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

The Historical Romance:  A Study of Sub-Genre

Romance
Eric Murphy Selinger
PresentersPresentation type
“Doubt Creeps In”: Sarah MacLean and the Inverted Orpheus of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover.  
Jessica Chadbourne
Paper
Her History, Her Romance: Evangeline Parsons Yazzie’s Naabeeho/Diné historical romance series
Johanna Hoorenman
Paper
Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime: Revenge in Sarah MacLean’s Rule of Scoundrels Series
Veera Mäkelä
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)

2020 National PCA Meetings and Events 
Special event
Marty S Knepper

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