PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Fifty Plus Years of Influence: Star Trek #2

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Margaret Mendenhall
PresentersPresentation type
History, Mystery, or Gift? The verisimilitude of time travel with Star Trek and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Part 1.
Rabecca L Connors
Paper
History, Mystery, or Gift? The verisimilitude of time travel with Star Trek and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Part 2.
Luke Leonard
Paper
Has Winter come to Star Trek?
Margaret Mendenhall
Paper

Aging and Senior Culture I: Depictions in the Media and Print

Aging and Senior Culture
Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.
PresentersPresentation type
From Golden Girls to the Cool Kids: Television’s Success and Failures in Representing Older Adults
Ellyn Lem
Paper
‘Ageing in the Raw: The ‘Make-up Free’ Women Stars of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar’
Deborah Jermyn
Paper
When I’m 64:  Portrayals of the Elderly in Picture Books for Children
Maureen Donohue-Smith
Paper

Fear and the Female

Stephen King
Mary Findley
PresentersPresentation type
Short and Sweet: “Here There Be Tygers” and the Complexities of Childhood Fears
Kimberly Beal
Paper
The Stages of Fear in the Works of Stephen King
Paco José Madden
Paper
Turbulent Times for Traditional Values: Some of King’s Female Characters Speak Up
Alexandra M Reuber
Paper
“The Bazaar of Bad Choices”: Stephen King’s Contemporary Representation of Women 
Mary Findley
Paper

Gay, Lesbian & Queer Studies IV:  Coming Out and Friends With Benefits

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
PresentersPresentation type
‘I don’t fit there either’: Monogamous bisexual women’s experience of the UK bisexual community.
Dr Sarah Jane Daly
Paper
Friends with Benefits
Edward Joseph Ingebretsen
Paper
Renegotiating Coming Out Through Humor: Tumblr Coming Out Narratives
Misha Grifka
Paper

POETRY IV. Yaris, Thriller, & Lana Del Rey: Poetry of Tech & Pop Culture

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Anna Sandy Elrod
PresentersPresentation type
“Yaris”
Nick B. Nusbaumer
Creative work
Love Songs for Generation X: Poems on Popular Culture
Gwen Hart
Creative work
I Heard It In A Lana Del Rey Song: The Accessibility Of Poetry
Anna Sandy Elrod
Paper

Hate the Game? Romance, Cultural Ideals, and Social Media

Internet Culture
Mary Beth Ray
PresentersPresentation type
Being Told What to Like: Socially Constructed Desire on Instagram
Christian Rush
Paper
“No Fat, No Fem, No Asians”: Racism against Gay Asian Men in the Cyberspace
Larry Tung
Paper
Tinder and the Gamification of Dating
Elizabeth Kurtzman
Paper

Circus City, USA

Circus and Sideshow Culture 
Film screening
Stacey Mascia-Susice, Adam Michael Wright

Dance and Dance Culture Lunch at Open City

Dance & Dance Culture
Get-together
Celeste Landeros

Healing the Hurt: How We Respond to Disasters

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Jacquelyn Southern
PresentersPresentation type
Visual Symbology in the Process of Healing from Hate
Ferris Werbin Crane
Creative work
“What Have They Done to the Rain?”: Nature and the Atom In Cold War Protest Songs
Jacquelyn Southern
Paper
The Centenary of the Great Molasses Flood
Ian Roberts
Paper
No Rooom on the Boat? Pets vs. People in Disaster Relief Efforts
Amy Lantinga
Paper

Popular Culture in Composition Courses

Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture
Beth Sara Swanson
PresentersPresentation type
You’ll Float [and Write], Too: Bridging Literacies with Horror Films in First-Year Composition
Beth Sara Swanson
Paper
From Webtexts to the Workplace: Pop Culture, Multimodal Writing, and Workplace Preparedness
Mary F. McGinnis
Paper
Writing Tutoring Begins with Breath
Nicole Emmelhainz
Paper
What Dungeon Masters Can Teach Us About College Writing: An Analysis of Composing Processes
Aubrey Crosby
Paper

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Time Zone

The times listed in the 2021 conference schedule are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).