PCA/ACA

Schedule for Wednesday, April 15

8:00am to 9:30am

I. Cinema of Ari Aster

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)
Lauren Rocha
PresentersPresentation type
“He draws and we…interpret”: The Visual Arts as Representation of the Repressed in Ari Aster’s Midsommar  
Dustin Robert Fisher
Paper
Survive the Sounds of Suffering: The Commotion of Cruelty in Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019)
Melissa Emily Brennan
Paper
The House That Women Built: Motherhood and Trauma in Hereditary 
Lauren Rocha
Paper

Westerns and the West I:  Westward the Codes of Behavior: Exploring Individual and Community Values in TV Westerns

Westerns and the West
Mark Bernhardt
PresentersPresentation type
 “You can go now, brother:” Sympathy, Charity, and the Discovery of Community in David Milch’s Deadwood
William Bartley
Paper
 Deadwood, Hell on Wheels, Godless: Gender Politics and Power Relations in the Modern Television Western
Farrah Hersh
Paper
“It’s Third World Enough Around Here”: The U.S.-Mexico Border and Keeping the United States Safe from Drug Dealing Mexicans in Breaking Bad.
Mark Bernhardt
Paper

Cultural Adaptations/ Session I

Cultural Adaptations
Kathleen M. Turner Ledgerwood
PresentersPresentation type
Japanese Cholos: Media Influence on Japanese Chicanos
Shane Lee Burrell
Paper
Aisha: Emma in New Delhi
Srijani Ghosh
Paper
“A truth universally acknowledged”: Gothic Mash-ups as Adaptation of Jane Austen’s novels 
Kathleen M. Turner Ledgerwood
Paper
Show and Tell: Strategies of Textual Adaptation in Bear Story
Janis Be Breckenridge
Paper

Gothic I: British and Commonwealth

Gothic Literature, Film & Culture
PresentersPresentation type
The Marginalization of the Visual in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Masumichi Kanaya
Paper
Jane Campion’s Palimpsestuous Female Gothic in Top of the Lake:China Girl
Johanna M Schmertz
Paper

Sports I: Baseball as Popular Culture

Sports
Andrew Baerg
PresentersPresentation type
A Precarious Situation:  Addressing Minor League Baseball’s Wage Issue
Andrew Baerg
Paper
The “Saving” of America’s Pastime; Athletic Labor and Union Representation within Minor League Baseball
Shannon A. Ryall
Paper
We celebrate a lot and won’t shake your hands: The unusual social norms of baseball.
Glenn Gerstner
Paper

Gender and Media Studies I : Round Table Discussion of Gender and Sexuality in Popular Genres and Fan Studies

Gender & Media Studies
PresentersPresentation type
Discussion Panel of Gender and Sexuality in Popular Genres and Fan Studies
Kayla Rochelle Ehlinger
Rachel Joy Seifrit
Megan Rutter
Round table

Designing the Internet: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Knowledge

Internet Culture
Colin Helb
PresentersPresentation type
Living Libraries: Google Maps and the Public Library
Jenny Hanson
Creative work
The Aesthetics of the Follow: The Mobile Camera Online
Alexandra Harlig
Paper
Tilde: The rise and fall of the University-hosted personal website
Colin Helb
Paper

Men and Men’s Studies I: Presidential Masculinities

Men and Men’s Studies
Victoria Tischio
PresentersPresentation type
White Savior: Obama and Expectations Along the Color-line
Emalydia Flenory
Paper
“Fight, Don’t Fold”: Toxic Masculinity, Casino Capitalism, and the Rise of Trumpism
Andrew J Manno
Paper
Toxic Masculinity: From White House to Statehouse
Don Corrigan
Paper
No More “Mr. Nice Guy”! Donald Trump’s Hyper-Masculine 2020 Ad Campaign.
Victoria Tischio
Paper

GAME STUDIES 1: Principles and Questions of Design

Game Studies
Ibrahim Yucel
PresentersPresentation type
Space, space, and Gamespace: Everything and Universal Paperclips as Digital Anxieties
Derek Price
Paper
The Question of Video Gaming as Political Activity
Elvin Gabriel Blanco
Paper
Re-Animating the Gameworld: Shifting Agency In Left 4 Dead
Matthew Schmalzer
Paper
Documenting the Design Grammar of Kazio Mario
Ibrahim Yucel
Paper

Interdisciplinarity and the Pulps

Pulp Studies
Jeffrey Shanks
PresentersPresentation type
Weird Archaeology: Treasure Hunters, Tomb Robbers and the Archaeological Fantastic in the Pulps 
Jeffrey Shanks
Paper
The Ghost on the Hill: Architecture and Landscape in the Art of Lee Brown Coye
Nicholas West
Paper
Historic Passions in the Hyborian Age
Jeremiah Davis
Paper

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