PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics: Session V

Black Popular Culture—Special Topic 2020
PresentersPresentation type
Paratextual Digital Fandom: Black Women Centric Readings of Scandal
Leigh-Anne Goins
Paper
Black Womanism Rising: Beyoncé, JayZ & The Quest to Burn Down the Patriarchy
Rhonda Matthews
Paper
“I’m rough, but I’m still a hero:” Mediated Depictions of Black Love in Conflict
Lisa M. Gill, Ph.D.
Paper
Interrogating the normative constraints of Black female subjectivity and sexuality in  independent films and streaming video content.
THERESA White
Paper

Midwestern Literature and Culture

Midwestern Literature and Culture (Special Topic)
David S. Silverman
PresentersPresentation type
Place-Making in the Upper Midwest
Charnell Peters
Paper
Regarding the River City: Photographing Evansville, Indiana
Susan Morelock
Creative work

GAME STUDIES 10: Narrative and Story Are Not the Same

Game Studies
Betsy Brey
PresentersPresentation type
Just Nod If You Can Hear Me: Loneliness and Narrative in No Man’s Sky
Eric Murnane
Paper
Backstory Ascendant: the Denigration of Plot in Contemporary Popular Narrative
Edward Wesp
Paper
Skip Cutscene? Gameplay Mechanics as Storytelling
Madelyn Paquette
Emma Paquette
Paper
Digital Dialogics: Bakhtin, Narrative Structure, and Videogames
Betsy Brey
Paper

Non-Fiction Writing III: Reflections

Non-Fiction Writing 
PresentersPresentation type
Object of My Reflection
Kristi N Lafoon
Creative work
Why I Prefer Women
Michael Smith
Creative work

The Freak Show Seriality of the Body-Minds of Superheroes, Pornstars, and Hackers: Temporality in U.S. Popular Culture in the Age of Neoliberalism

Body and Culture
PresentersPresentation type
‘Fuck Society’ and to the Next Episode of the Serial Freak Show: The   Neoliberal Biopolitical Imaginary of Mr. Robot  
Nima Rassooli
Paper
“Homoerotics of the Grotesque: Queer Masculine Fascinations with the Pornographic Phallus”
Ian Funk
Paper
“Post-Cartesian Ontological Dialogics Against and Through Anthropo(centric)-Ableism in Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2”
Zahari A Richter
Paper
(Un)Natural Body, (Un)Natural Behavior: Situating animals, gender and sexuality at the American zoo
Dominic Dongilli
Paper

Feminine or Feminist Narratives

Women’s Studies
PresentersPresentation type
Silencing the Sirens: “Himpathy” and the vilification of feminine narrative 
Joanna R. Boyd-Wilhite
Paper
[Pulp] Art is Not a Mirror: When the Male Gaze Determines the Defining Narrative of American Pulp Fiction Art
Joshua David Bergey
Paper
Women and Solitude:  Parallels at the Turn of the 19th Century, and the Dawn of the 21st
Lisette T Schillig
Paper

American Literature II: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

American Literature
Corey Taylor
PresentersPresentation type
Religious Fervor, Wild Isolation, and Productive Balance: Reactions to Patriarchal Oppression in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale
Dorothy Calabro
Paper
“Make me bearded like a man!”: Emily Dickinson and Circus Culture
Gerard Holmes
Paper
Misogyny Loves Company: Rob Reiner’s Misery as an Intertextual Tool for Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Adam C Stier
Paper

Diversity and Empathy, 19th Century and Today

Art & Design Culture
PresentersPresentation type
‘Queering’ the Archive, or Archiving ‘Queer-ness’?: Interpreting Cisgender Performance and ‘Homosociality’ in George Whitney’s Fin-de-Siècle Photo Albums
Kris Belden-Adams
Paper
A Member of the Family: Children and Their Pets in 19th-Century American Art
Ann Kordas
Paper
Evoking Empathy through Graphic Design
Szilvia Kadas
Paper

Fan Fic: Making and Breaking Bonds

Fan Culture & Theory
Charity Fowler
PresentersPresentation type
Why Do We Love Characters So Much? Parasocial Relationships as Attachment Processes
Julian Pimienta
Paper
Romancing Levi: An Analysis of Reader-Insert Fan Fiction and Gender
Kayleigh Murdock
Paper
A Bad Bromance: Betrayal, Violence and Subverting the Romance Narrative in Dark Fanfic
Charity Fowler
Paper

Baby-Boomer Culture: Leaving Woodstock

Baby-Boomer Culture
James Von Schilling
PresentersPresentation type
Altamont: a perspective 50 years later
Cynthia Bartels
Paper
M.I.A. Bracelets, Peace Signs, Yellow Ribbons, etc.: The Fads of War at Home – 1960s and 70s
James Von Schilling
Paper
Beyond the Printed Page: Using Interdisciplinary Data Mining to Read Between the Lines
Valerie Fumea Kasper
Elisabeth Collette Aiken
Paper

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