PCA/ACA

Schedule for Wednesday, April 17

8:00am to 9:30am

Altered Carbon and Black Mirror

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Yvonne Leach
PresentersPresentation type
Altered Carbon’s Poe – Precedents for “Sentient Places” in Sci-fi TV
Yvonne Leach
Paper
Corruption is Only Skin Deep: Corrupted Capitalism and Technology in Altered Carbon
Artis Akard Gunn
Paper
Spoiler Alert: SF as Prophecy and Reflection in Black Mirror
Sharon Henry
Paper
The Dystopian Arc of Black Mirror’s ‘Arkangel’
Stacy Esch
Paper

Gender and Media Studies I: Excessive Difference, Monstrous Ethnicity and Queer Performativity in Media

Gender & Media Studies
Carlos Gabriel Kelly
PresentersPresentation type
She-Wolf in the Closet: Shakira’s Queer Desire and Ravenous Heteronormativity
Danielle Alexis Orozco
Bonnie R Opliger
Arielle Irizarry
Paper
“Claiming a Space: Hybrid Epistemologies and Irreconcilable Antagonisms in BRUJOS”
Arielle Irizarry
Danielle Alexis Orozco
Paper
Grace Quek’s Monstrous Sexuality: Ambiguity and Victimhood in Gough Lewis’ Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
Bonnie R Opliger
Paper

Understanding our advertising world

Advertising
PresentersPresentation type
Decreasing Advertising Revenues in College Media; Moving to Digital-First Media
Sandy York
Paper
Push to Pull: Increasing Brand Loyalty for Citizens of the Mobile Village
Nicholas Artman
Paper

9:45am to 11:15am

I. Above Ground and Beneath

Cemeteries & Gravemarkers
PresentersPresentation type
Not Underground Atlanta
John Soward Bayne
Paper
Eklutna Cemetery
Annette Stott
Paper
Creating Cultural Memory in Transylvania: The Knight King Pilgrimage Route  
Joyce Corbett
Paper
TEXAS: A Typical State’s Guaranteed Protection of Its Cemeteries
Scott J Baird
Paper

Advertising & gender roles/stereotypes

Advertising
PresentersPresentation type
Taking Its Toll: Years of Advertising Portraying Women in Cleaning, Nurturing, Serving, and Seducing Roles
Kathleen A Lawrence
Creative work
Beyond Femvertising: Influencers in the Age of #MeToo
Neil H Feinstein
Minna Aslama Horowitz (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper
A Critical Analysis of Femvertising: En-gendering Empowerment and Consumer Activism
Aya Sami Shata
Wanhsiu Sunny Tsai (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper

Netflix, Binging, and Genre

Television
Candice D Roberts
PresentersPresentation type
The Loss of Silence in Episodic Storytelling: Binge-Watching and the New Narrative
Caitlin Stuckey
Paper
Genre Game Changer: The Netflix Era of Television
Alexis N Isaac
Paper
The Anecdote to Bingeing: New Anthology Television
Candice D Roberts
Paper
The Surprise Drop: UnREAL Season Four, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Evolving Patterns in Streaming Video Distribution and Consumption
Cory Barker
Paper

Whedonverses

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Heather M. Porter
PresentersPresentation type
We are all Dolls: Consciousness & Sleep in the Whedonverse
Heather M. Porter
Paper
Alice doesn’t live here anymore… and neither does Echo: The Female Hero and the Corporate Machine
Sherry Ginn
Paper
The Political Economy of Joss Whedon’s Firefly
Thomas Frank Strychacz
Paper
Dr. Horrible, Incels, and the Manosphere: The Status Is Not Quo
Molly Brayman
Paper

Gender and Media Studies II: The Heroines Tale–Reimagining the Female Hero’s Journey in the New Millennium 

Gender & Media Studies
Caroline J Smith
PresentersPresentation type
Female Robots Revolt: In Westworld, As In The Real World, Female Rage Is a Catalyst for Change 
Arielle Bernstein
Paper
Binge-Watching Binge-Eating: Depictions of Sex and Disordered Eating on Television’s “SMILF” 
Rachel Saslow
Paper
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Updating the Romantic Comedy for the #Me Too Era
Caroline J Smith
Paper

11:30am to 1:00pm

Sexuality, Bodies, and Power

Television
Wesley J. O'Brien
PresentersPresentation type
“Is that Gabardine?”: Seinfeld, Women’s Careers, and the #metoo Movement
Cindy Conaway
Diane Shichtman (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper
Genre, Gender, and Sexuality in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
James T. Coon
Paper
Sex As a Weapon: Power Dynamics and the Commodification of Sexuality in Pretty Little Liars
Tricia Ennis
Paper
Westworld Hoe!: Technology and the Prostitution of the Western Frontier Myth
Wesley J. O'Brien
Paper

Fifty Plus Years and We’re Still Watching: Star Trek #1

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Elizabeth Anne Thomas
PresentersPresentation type
Celebrating 25 Years:  Through the Wormhole with ST: DS9
Elizabeth Anne Thomas
Paper
Star Trek’s “City on the Edge of Forever”–Why peace movements matter
Michelle Tabit
Paper
Visualizing Empire: Adventure Narratives and Imperialism in Star Trek: Voyager
Leigh McKagen
Paper
Trekking the Binary: How Attempts at Inclusivity Reinforce Gendered Expectations of Performance
Matthew Nicosia
Paper

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