PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

4:45pm to 6:15pm

American Literature III: Culture and Identity in Early and Mid-Twentieth Century Novels

American Literature
Corey Taylor
PresentersPresentation type
Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country and Trumpian Branding
Linda Kornasky
Paper
From The White Girl to Thicker Than Water: Identity and Americanization in Vera Caspary’s Early 20th Century Novels 
Tracee L. Howell
Paper
Stones, Turkey Necks, and Gizzards: An Analysis of Grotesque Humor and Metaphors of Masculinity in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
Donnie Estelle Secreast
Paper

Time Travel and the Human Imagination: Doctor Who and its Fans

Television
Gregory Erickson
PresentersPresentation type
The Readers in the TARDIS: Making Science Fiction Make Sense, Mostly
Cathryn Piwinski
Paper
Alchemical Time and Dr Who
Richard Santana
Paper
Who’s Flying the TARDIS?: How Time Travel Constructs and Complicates the Canon in Doctor Who
Colleigh Stein
Paper
Time Travel as Practice: Doctor Who, Participatory Fan Culture, and Unstable Narratives
Gregory Erickson
Paper

Comics & Comic Art 10: Roundtable on Comics Censorship

Comics and Comic Art
Round table
Nicole Freim
Marc H. Greenberg, John A. Lent, Kim Munson

Fan Agression and “Toxic” Fandom

Fan Culture & Theory
Lincoln Geraghty
PresentersPresentation type
No One Hates Star Wars More Than Star Wars Fans: Exploring the Wreckage and Salvation of a Broken Fandom 
Sarah Ellen Ford
Paper
Who Owns Carrie Fisher? A Complicated Entanglement of Imagined Ownership
Jennifer Fogel
Paper
A History of Fan Backlash: From the Popular to the Political… and Back Again!
Lincoln Geraghty
Paper

Vampire Studies Business Meeting

Vampire Studies
Meeting
Lisa Nevarez, U Melissa Anyiwo

III: Creating an Interdisciplinary Online Comics Course and Best Practices in Course Design

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Lori Parks
PresentersPresentation type
Panel:  “Creating an Interdisciplinary Online Comics Class and Best Practices in Comics Course Design”
Cathy Ryan
Paper
Designing a Comics Course Panel:  Creating an Interdisciplinary Online Comics Class
Caryn E. Neumann
Paper

Exploring Dance Legacies

Dance & Dance Culture
Amanda Sieradzki
PresentersPresentation type
Parody and Meaning in Lost in Paris: Gesamtkunstwerk and Film Choreography
Ted Bain
Paper
The Agony of the Feet (a working title)
Darryl Kent Clark
Paper
Hawkins and Cunningham: Mirrored Philosophies and Divergent Praxes
Shay Ishii
Louis Kavouras
LeAnne Smith
Katherine Duke
Creative work

Aging and Senior Culture III: Assistance to the Aging and Ruby Slippers

Aging and Senior Culture
Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.
PresentersPresentation type
AARP Tax Volunteers:  Helping Elderly and Lower Income People Do Their Taxes
Richard Freed
Jim Stokes
Paper
The romantic partner as alzheimer’s caregiver:  Scripts and experiences in popular culture.
Guy Cunningham
Paper
Mentors & Coaches & Teachers, Oh My
Joan S Monk
Creative work

Hot Topics and Hashtags in Romancelandia:  #metoo, neurodiversity, #cockygate, and the “emotionally satisfying” ending

Romance
Sarah Ficke
PresentersPresentation type
Love in the Time of the #MeToo movement Teaching Paranormal Romance in 2018
Maria Ramos-Garcia
Paper
Happy for Whom? The Contingent Happy Ending in Romance Fiction
Jessica Matthews
Paper
The “Grandly and Inhospitably Strange World” of Heroines on the Autism Spectrum in Romance Fiction
Wendy Wagner
Paper
“Cockygate”:  Trademark Bullying, Romance Novels and Intellectual Property
Devon Fitzgerald Ralston
Paper

How We Learn About Nature & Disasters

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Robert Ficociello
PresentersPresentation type
Crowd-Sourcing the Apocalypse: Video-Gaming for Voluntary Extinction
Tom Hertweck
Paper
Nature Writing: Teaching Something You Don’t Believe In
Robert Ficociello
Paper
Video game disasters:  Reading Children’s Natural Disaster Video Games
Robert Bell
Paper
Horizon Zero Dawn’s Man-Made Disaster: Faro Industries and the Fear of Artificial Intelligence 
Gerardo M Muniz Villalon
Paper

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