PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

11:30am to 1:00pm

Negotiating (Fandom) Identity

Fan Culture & Theory
PresentersPresentation type
“Always Be Earpin’” – Fan Leadership in the Wynonna Earp Fandom
Heidi Mau
Paper
Transnational FANac:  Examining fan practices among anime and manga fans outside of Japan
June Madeley
Paper

Generation X Identities and Realities

Generation X
Round table
Shay Rahm
Shay Rahm, Elwood David Watson, Tom Pace, Gwen Hart, Thomas Grochowski

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)

Special event
Marty S Knepper

Film VIII–Films & Race: Lady Sings the Blues, Think Like a Man, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Islamophobia

Film
PresentersPresentation type
Examining Billie Holiday’s Resistance to the Restricted Cinematic Space in Lady Sings the Blues (1972) - Utilizing Foucault’s Heterotopias
Charlene Regester
Paper
My Hopes Dashed Again: Casual Racism in The Spy Who Dumped Me
Jans B. Wager
Paper
The Utilisation of Orientalism in stabilising Islamophobia: Case Study of Post 9/11 Hollywood Motion Pictures
noor mubarak bajuwaiber
Paper

Anti-Heroes and Villains

Television
Molly Brost
PresentersPresentation type
Likability and the Anti-Heroine on Contemporary Television
Molly Brost
Paper
The Other’s Hero: Olivia Pope’s and Annalise Keating’s Importance as Black Female Antiheroes
Melanie Ann Haas
Paper
Simulating Sisyphus: Television Antiheroes and the Absurd
Spencer Olsson Nitkey
Paper
 “Immortalizing the Neo-Victorian Villain: The Adaptation of Jim Moriarty”
John Condon Murray
Paper

What Did I Get Myself Into: Lessons Learned from Academic Writing and Publishing in Popular Culture 2.0

Professional Development
Yasue Kuwahara
PresentersPresentation type
What Did I Get Myself Into: Lessons Learned from Academic Writing and Publishing in Popular Culture 2.0
Yasue Kuwahara
Elizabeth M. Downey
Shaun Vigil
Alar Lipping
Crystal Anderson
Round table

Watching (and Reading) What We Eat

Food in Popular Culture
Roger Adams
PresentersPresentation type
Growing “Food,” Growing Families: Social Structure in My Year of Meats
Samantha Whitney Meeks
Paper
Cheap, popular, and completely bad for you: An analysis of foods featured on The Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats
Mychelle Hadley Smith
Paper
How Nutrition Documentaries Play a Role in Food Culture
Elizabeth Gildner
Paper

Television Narratives: The Affair, 13 Reason Why, and Peak TV

Television
Chelsea Daggett
PresentersPresentation type
Gender and Unreliable Narration in Television; You and The Affair
Chelsea Daggett
Paper
„And she died alone“: Serial TV Narratives of Loneliness at the Example of “13 Reasons Why”
Denis Newiak
Paper

POETRY III. The Trenches, Trump, & Other Turning Points: Poetry Is Political

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Mary Buchinger Bodwell
PresentersPresentation type
The Consummation of War: the Fetishization of the Macabre in World War I Trench Poetry
Todd Andrew Robinson
Paper
Writing in/as Response: Poems in the Trump Era and #MeToo Moment
Jessica Kristen Covil
Creative work
Every Poem is Political in DC 
Mary Buchinger Bodwell
Creative work

Divination: History, Comparisons, and Contexts

Tarot & Other Methods of Divination
Emily Auger
PresentersPresentation type
Tarot and Tibetan Tantra
Shiva Kumar
Paper
PIRATE TAROT OTMB: SYMBOLISM, SYNCHRONICITY, AND MEANING
Bruce Hersch
Paper
Charles Williams: Spirit, Matter, and the Universal Dance of The Greater Trumps
Cynthia Hogan
Paper
The  Roots of Western Playing Cards  
Kathy Berkowitz
Paper

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