PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Aging and Senior Culture II: The Patina of Persistent Pursuits

Aging and Senior Culture
Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.
PresentersPresentation type
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill: House, Home, Laboratory and School for Democracy, 1945-1962
Mary Jo Binker
Paper
Beyond the Rocker: Grandparenting in Popular Culture
Laura Tropp
Paper
The Neglected “ISM”: Empowering the Old.
Afshana Parveen Hoque
Paper

From Killers to More Killers

Stephen King
PresentersPresentation type
“She Was Just Sitting There Being Not Alright”: Stephen King’s Misery and the Representation of the Unsympathetic Serial Killer and Bipolar Disorder
Eric Doyle Brown
Paper
“Dear God, I Am Not a Son of a Bitch”: The Intentional Fallacy and The Mischaracterization of Stephen King’s Jack Torrance
Tracy Ann Stephens
Paper
“Killing ‘one of his true miracles’: John Coffey as the Pagan Sin Eater in King’s The Green Mile
Joanne L DeTore
Paper

POETRY V. Questions of Genre: Prose & Found Poetry

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Anne Harding Woodworth
PresentersPresentation type
The Need for Space: Open Possibilities of the Prose Poem
Julie Brooks Barbour
Creative work
Poached: Poems that Play with Digital History, Science, and Journalism
Katherine Anderson Howell
Creative work
Who Knew There’d Be Poetry in Cosmo?
Anne Harding Woodworth
Paper

Love Makes the World Go ‘Round:  Romance, Nation, and Globe

Romance
Jessica Matthews
PresentersPresentation type
An Articulation of Modern Indian Values in the Romance of Sandhya Sridhar
Kristen Rudisill
Paper
The impact of Anglo-Chamorro romance on Guam’s neocolonial status, or the power of the intimate in discussions of the global
Carolina Fernández-Rodríguez
Paper
Rainbow nation in love. South African popular romance in Afrikaans and the Politics of Representation
Martina Vitackova
Paper
Mr Worldwide: How global is your alpha?
Amy Burge
Paper

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture V: Chemistry, Metaphysics, and Mental Health

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture
Jamie L McDaniel
PresentersPresentation type
The Chemistry of Konigsburg: Portrayals of Science in the Works of the Chemist-Turned-Author
Jemima Ingle
Paper
Soul-Splitting: What’s It Mean and Who’s It For?
Jasmine L Misner
Paper
The Uglies Inside: Mental Health within Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies
Cassandra Grosh
Paper
Beyond The Great Santini: Military Brats In Young Adult Fiction
Caren Jamie Town
Paper

It’s Getting Reel: Catastrophes & Apocalypses on Film

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Mary McCay
PresentersPresentation type
How It Ends, Or, The Absent Intelligibility of an Ending in How It Ends
Jeremy R. Grossman
Paper
Refraction Anxiety in Alex Garland’s Annihilation
Daniel Pope
Paper
Tsunamis: Fact and Film, Catastrophes and Climate Change
Mary McCay
Paper
From Dawn to Shaun to Juan:  Mutations of the Dead
Cinzia DiGiulio
Paper

Shifting Perceptions of Empire

British Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
From Corrupt to Courageous: Shifting Depictions of the Nabob in Scotland, 1780-1800
Jocelyn Ruth Zimmerman
Paper

Cultural Adaptation 2: Shakespeare & Austen

PresentersPresentation type
To be Inside Hamlet: Politics and Materialisation in a Live Action Role Playing Adaptation
Sara Bjärstorp
Petra Ragnerstam (not registered)
Paper
Anime’s Idea of Theater: Romeo X Juliet
Savannah Lynn Jensen
Paper
Hamlet as Kashmir’s Tragedy
Robert Johnson
Paper
Austen – revisited
Ingrid Pfandl-Buchegger
Paper

Creative Fiction V

Creative Fiction Writing
Lisa Muir
PresentersPresentation type
Not Chicago
Stanislav Rivkin
Creative work
StarKid: Chapter One - “J&H Headquarters”
Josh Lopez
Creative work
GSP Guide to a 30th Wedding Anniversary
Thomas Allbaugh
Creative work
Two Silvers for a Song of Blood / The Curio Dealer
Jason Ray Carney
Creative work

Music 10: Calypso and Reggae

Music
Eric Abbey, Ph.D.
PresentersPresentation type
Dethroning the King’s English: The Patois Politics of West Indian Calypso
Kimo J. Reder
Paper
The Reggae Sunsplash Preservation Society: Our Work So Far
Cameron Morris Weber
Paper
   “The Reggae Sunsplash Preservation Society: Our Work So Far - Part II”
DOUGLAS OLIVER GREEN
Paper
Technological Changes of Culture: The influence of technology on Jamaican music and culture.
Eric Abbey, Ph.D.
Paper

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