Schedule for SFF Area – PCA 2017

Wherefore the Apocalypse?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Shots Fired: Sexuality, Race, and The 100’s Ship Wars Michelle Maloney-Mangold Paper
Doomed To Repeat It: The 1OO vs. Wynonna Earp and Why Hollywood is Stuck in a Loop of Killing Lesbians Kate Dessart Paper
Mall’ed to Death: How Monuments, Malls, and Online Shopping Shape Post-Apocalyptic Narratives Alana Renee Milliord Paper

Human, Post-Human, Trans-Human: Redefining Identity in the New Millennium #1

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Beyond the Turing Test: Gender and Identity in Ex MachinaMachine and Uncanny AJ DeLong Paper
“Iron Man Can’t Be A Woman” or T. S. Eliot’s Great Tradition Collides with Millennial Transtructuralism Jamie Dessart Paper
The Zombie Acceptance Movement in the Era of Anthropo-Exhaustion Eva R Hudecova Paper

TV and Film #1

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Agents and Inhumans from Hydra to Hive: Examining Groups and Group Dynamics in Marvel’s Agents of Shield Heather M. Porter Paper
Doctor Who: Time Lord of Whiteness Julie Martin Paper
I Have to Face Him: Jessica Jones and the Shadow-Self Robert L. Lively Paper

TV and Film #2

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 4:45pm to 6:15pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Memory as Narrative: Eliza Hamilton and Rey Construct History Heather Urbanski Paper
The Ending of Ender’s Game: Towards a Theory of (Mis)Reading Brent Gibson Paper
The Flash, the Shutter, and the Traumatic Sublime: Working Through Photographs of Animal Trauma in the Fantasies of Clive Barker (and the “Real World”) Tony Vinci Paper
“Everybody’s programmed, Boyd” Brainwashing and Conditioning in the Whedon and Marvelverses Sherry Ginn Paper

Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 8:15pm to 9:45pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Something That Gods Are: Acts of Creation in Terry Pratchett’s Early Science Fiction Kristin Noone Paper
The Civilizing Process in Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals: Sport, Colonization, and State Violence. Julia Rogers Paper
Tropes and Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!: Carrot Ironfoundersson and the Intersection of Popular Fantasy and Medieval Romance Emily Lavin Leverett Paper

Science Fiction Explorations of African Myths and Cultures

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 9:45am to 11:15am (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Voicing Silence as a “Place of Struggle” and Empowerment in the Work of Octavia Butler Kim Kirkpatrick Paper
Imagined and Real: Dystopic Dreams and Nightmarish Realities of African American Culture Jay Axline Gentry Paper
Super Black: The Transformative Power of Fantasy and Black Speculative Fiction Marcus Haynes Paper
What the Signs Say: African Symbology in L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress Legend N. A. Pierce Paper

Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Where No Woman Has Gone Before. Captain Kathryn Janeway, Breaking Barriers or Reinforcing Stereotypes. Michelle Tabit Paper
We Make It So: Queer Futures and Utopic World Building in Star Trek: The Next Generation Solana Willis Paper
“I’ll Chase Him Round Perdition’s Flames Before I Give Him Up!”: Moby-Dick, Star Trek, and the Meaning of a Text H Peter Steeves Paper
Can The [Pre-Warp Communities] Speak?: An Away Mission Exploring Star Trek’s Colonialist Foundations (And Hopefully Rescuing It From Them). Daniel Pierce Paul Paper
Captain’s Log, Stardate 9.11.2016: Inside Star Trek’s 50 Year Mission Elizabeth Anne Thomas Paper

Great Authors of Science Fiction

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Orwellian Rhetoric in The Fixed Period Dominick Grace Paper
Tolkien’s Unforeseen War Experiences in The Lord of the Rings Nora Alfaiz Paper
Prime Dick: Streaming The Man in the High Castle Jake Jakaitis Paper

Techology and Culture #1

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 4:45pm to 6:15pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

Presenters Presentation type

 

Presenters Presentation type
Alien ex Machina: An Examination of the Alien Artifact in Corey’s Expanse Series Stan Hunter Kranc Paper
Sailor Moon: Surveillance, Technology and Culture in 20 Years. Stéfy McKnight Paper
The Furious Road to Ozploitation: Examining the Culture Stereotypes within Mad Max: Fury Road Brandon Shepherd Paper
Alienation of Labor: Visions of Utopia in Mad Max: Fury Road MaryKate Messimer Paper

Open Mic: Creative Reading

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 8:15pm to 9:45pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Creative Writing Reading: The Werewolf and His Boy Warren Rochelle Creative work

 

Heroes, Superheroes, Heroines, Superheroines?

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 8:00am to 9:30am (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary: Celebrating the Amazing Amazon Thomas Parham Paper
“You have that power too”: The Force Awakens and the Heroine’s Journey Valerie Estelle Frankel Paper
The Continuing Evolution of the Superhero Genre Ryan Lagerstrom

Tyler D. Welch

Paper
“It’s Just Me”: Grimm’s Monroe and the Liminal Hero Tradition of Spock and Spike Rhonda V. Wilcox Paper

Human, Post-Human, Trans-Human: Redefining Identity in the New Millennium #2

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 9:45am to 11:15am (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
“[S]omeone else sometimes”: Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Looking-Glass in Orphan Black Buket Akgün Paper
cDNA in Orphan Black: Surplus Life, Sterility, and the Castor Virus Jessica Lee Mathiason Paper
That’s Pretty Ugly: How Uglies Confronts Plastic Surgery As a Necessity In Youth Robyn Amada Tilley Paper

Publishing your SF/F Nonfiction with McFarland

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Publish Your SF/F Book with McFarland Donald E. Palumbo Paper

Contemporary Authors

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Climate and Fantasy: Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy as Geoengineering Elizabeth Callaway Paper
Carry on my wayward Fangirl: fanfics of fanfics of fanfics in Rainbow Rowell Jodie Alexander Paper
Kubo and the Two Strings: Reimagining the Stop-Motion Monstrous Progeny Michelle Smith Paper
Mythic Resonances and Techno-Cultural Representations in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon Edward Ardeneaux IV Paper

Technology and Culture #2

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Reconstructing Posthuman Masculinity in Almost Human Patrick B. Sharp Paper
Networked Subjectivity: Mr. Robot, Corporate Personhood, and Resistance Movements Sherryl Vint Paper
“When Animals Bite Back:” The Representation and Work of Nonhuman Animals in Recent Science Fiction Television” Sharon Sharp Paper

Using Science Fiction Texts to Address Contemporary Issues

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 4:45pm to 6:15pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Artful Stealing and Convergent Dodging : Analyzing Divergent and Convergent thinking in creative control, temp music, and Stealing Like an Artist Abraham Eli Mullican Paper
The Monstrous within & without: Using Vampires To Explore First Year Goals U Melissa Anyiwo Creative work
Monsters and millenials: navigating writing, rhetoric, and mental health Lisa Nevarez Creative work

Science Fiction Fantasy Movie Night

Area Meeting and Film screening

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)Session chair:Gillian Leitch

Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

Followed by our annual SFF Raffle with proceeds going to the area and our paper awards.

 

Magical Girls, Magical Boys

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 9:45am to 11:15am (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
So…This Is Love? The Evolution Of Disney’s Princes Lauri Evans Deason Paper
Passive Magic and Naming in the Harry Potter Universe Hannah Megna Paper

Stranger Things

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Stranger Things, Dungeons & Dragons, and the Limits of Cold War Cultural Narratives Timothy L Glenn Paper
Stranger Things: Examining the Show’s Terror and Horror as Shown through the Characters and Setting Joshua Akens Paper
Dungeons and Dragons, Winona Ryder, and Wood Paneling: Pervasive Nostalgia in Stranger Things: A Proposal Heather Roberts Paper
Moms and Monsters: Maternal Abjection in Stranger Things Stephanie Alexander Paper

Explorations of Trauma in SF Television and Film

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
“Not Looking to Hug and Cry and Learn and Grow”: Faith and Trauma in Buffy and Angel Alyson Buckman Paper
Say My Name, Say My Name, Why Did You Say That Name? PTSD and Trauma in Batman v Superman Nicole Drew Paper
“Life Is Full Of Possibilities”: Reformulating Jaime Lannister’s Violent Hegemonic Masculinity Through Fantasy Conventions In A Song Of Ice And Fire And ‘Game of Thrones’ Tania Evans Paper
Feeling their sorrow: Fan reactions to characters’ death in HBO’s Game of Thrones Elisabeth Beaunoyer Paper

Canadian Influences on/in Science Fiction

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

Presenters Presentation type

 

Presenters Presentation type
Hidden in Plain Sight: the Canadian Influence on SFF Gillian Leitch Paper
African Deities at Canadian Borders in Nalo Hopkinson’s Sister Mine: Afrofuturist Visions of Cultural Infusion Cherie Ann Turpin Paper
From Surréal to Montréel: A Historical Look at Québec’s Imagined Futures and Fears Caroline-Isabelle Caron Paper

Origin Stories, Death Struggles

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm (Marriott Grand Ballroom 2)

 

Presenters Presentation type
Some People Call him a Space Cowboy: Kanan Jarrus, Outer Rim Justice, and the Legitimization of The Obama Doctrine Derek Sweet Paper
Stories of Letters and Graphemes: Diversity and Extinction in Languages and Species Rhona Trauvitch Paper
Where the Little Robots Come From: Origin Stories of the Technicised Other Lisa Meinecke Paper

 

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