Schedule for PCA 2018

Star Trek & Ghost in a Shell ·         The Continuing Voyage: Women and Power in the Kelvin Reboot and Star Trek: Discovery

·         Beyond Utopia: Posthuman Bodies and Our A-mortal Future in Ghost in the Shell

·         Rich Ghost in the Rich Shell: Inequality in the Coming Cybernetic Age

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 8:00am to 9:30am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Butler & Hopkinson ·         Autonomous Magic: Magical Realism as Reclamation of Autonomy within Science Fiction in Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed

·         Speculative Landscapes, Erotic Power, and Black Woman Magic in Nalo Hopkinson’s Fiction

·         The Intersection of Disability, Race, and Gender in Octavia Butler’s Parable series

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 9:45am to 11:15am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Harry Potter ·         “Dumbledore’s Army, Now Recruiting”: Harry Potter, Social Justice, and the 2016 Presidential Election

·         Regenerations and Polyjuice Potions: Harry Potter’s Influence on the Doctor’s Regenerations

·         Wielding the Wand: Minerva McGonagall Does It Better

·         Dissemination of Information in Harry Potter: The Daily Prophet as Alternative Facts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Star Trek ·         These Are The Voyages?: Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville and The Post-Jubilee Trek Legacy

·         Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Is Oppression “Far Beyond the Stars”?

·         A Federation Free-Lunch in /and Mega City One: Universal Basic Income in Judge Dred and Star Trek.

·         Deconstructing Development: Star Trek, Exploration, and Exclusion

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Wonder Woman ·         WONDER WOMAN: A SOCIOCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

·         Anthropological Perspectives on Wonder Woman in and Out of the Classroom

·         Pop Culture in Composition: Pedagogy and Wonder Woman

·         Costuming in Wonder Woman

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 9:45am to 11:15am JW Grand Ballroom 1
I Still want to Believe: the Enduring Cultural Relevance of the X-Files ·         Disappearing Without a Trace: Indigenous Representations in The X-Files

·         The (post-) truth is out there: The X-Files in the age of “alternative facts”

·         The XXX-Files: Renegotiating Dana Scully’s Sexual Agency through Erotic Fanfiction

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:00pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Beauty, Beasts, and Androids ·         “Electrical Things Have Their Lives”: Exploring the Legacy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Blade Runner in Almost Human

·         “Do you know what ‘robot’ means? It means ‘slave.’” Examinations of androids, servitude, and revolt in Blade Runner, The World’s End, and Westworld

·         Barbie meets Fiona: Conflicting Discourses of Beauty in Sci-fi Films

·         The Archetypal Mother of Evil: Grendel’s Mother, Cersei Lannister, and Sarah Palmer

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels ·         “What the Hell Did I Just Read?”: A study of intertextuality in David Wong’s “John Dies at the End” series

·         The Contingent Post-Structuralism of Frank Herbert’s Dune Novels

·         Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with Nnedi Okorafor and Ann Leckie

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Gender and Sexuality ·         Away from prying eyes: Queer spaces and the performance of intimate relations in contemporary supernatural television

·         What to Expect When He’s Expecting: Images of Male Pregnancy in Science Fiction

·         “’In Love with a Woman Who is Not a Woman’: Cylon Queerness as Abject Other”

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 4:45pm to 6:15pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
SFF on TV ·         Decidedly Disastrous Dealings: Oh, Woe Is Dean!

·         “A Place of Fear”: Teen Wolf Recalls Kristallnacht in the Trump Era

·         Television’s Cool Misfits: Millennial Heroes and Their Friends in Sci-fi and Fantasy

·         The Old Gods and the New Gods: A Clash of Cultures in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:00am to 9:30am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Politics, Religion and Ethics ·         Within the Moon’s Shadow: Reflections of Religious Metaphysics in Sci Fi and Fantasy.

·         “Liminal Limitations: The Politics and Ethics of Fantasy and Science Fiction Travel”

·         Bodies Must Move: The Siren of Capitalism in Mid-Century Science Fiction

·         Desire’s Surface: Rowena Morrill’s Fantasy Illustration and the Late Capitalist Rhetoric of Embodiment

Friday, March 30, 2018 – 9:45am to 11:15am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Buffy, The Vampire Slayer ·         What Just Happened?: Sacrifice, Heroics, and Death in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers

·         “It’ll All be Right as Rain”: The Life and Death (and Life) of Transubstantial Bodies in the Buffyverse

·         “I was raised to believe that men dig up the corpses and the women have the babies:” Examining the Psychology of Sex and Gender in the Whedonverses

Friday, March 30, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:00pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Creative Writing – Open Mic ·         Poems on Fantasy authors, and fantastical poems on Keats Friday, March 30, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Star Wars ·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Cryptic Frame

·         “Star Wars in the Anglo-American Context: Episode I – Civic Virtue, Corruption, and Universal Monarchy”

·         Star Wars in the Anglo-American Context: Episode II – The Popish Plot, Righteous Rebellion, and Messianic Deliverance

·         My Research has Jets: Exploring Barthes’ Enigmas and Fan Based Exaltation within Star Wars, DC Comics, and Television

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 8:00am to 9:30am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Apocalypse 1 ·         Doctor Who and the Apocalypse

·         Apocalyptic Consciousness and the Development of Alternative Models of Nationalism in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien

·         Evolutionary Psychology and the Apocalypse: The Fit May Survive but at What Cost?

·         And the Apocalypse Makes Three: Monogamy in Apocalyptic Fiction

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 9:45am to 11:15am JW Grand Ballroom 1
Publish your F/SF Nonfiction with McFarland ·         Publish your F/SF Nonfiction with McFarland Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:00pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Fandom ·         A Social Desire Path of Their Own: Female Superheroes, Fans, and the Absence of Industry Empathy

·         Not a Hollywood Blockbuster? Comparative study of Russian and the US Audiences viewing Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy

·         Blerds, Gamer Girls, and Bronies: The Changing Face of Fandom

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Feminism ·         Xena: Amazonian Proto-Wonder Woman

·         Alien: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream About Inequality and Power Dynamics

·         “I am No Man’s Land:” Transforming the Feminine in Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman

·         James Cameron, Joss Whedon, and what some people just don’t understand about feminism

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Marvel Cinematic Universe ·         Red in Everyone’s Ledger: Marvel’s Black Widow Difficulties

·         Cool Backstory Bro?: Why the Vulture Transcends all other MCU Villains

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 4:45pm to 6:15pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
SFF Area Meeting Meeting Friday, March 30, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
SFF Movie Night Film screening Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:15pm to 9:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Joss Whedon and the Marvel Cinematic Universe ·         Necessary Regrets: Assessing the dangers of fulfillment in the Framework

·         “The only thing I like about myself is you“: The “Terminal Identity” of the Whedonverses

·         Agents of SHIELD’s “Framework” as Interconnected Canon

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
Pot Pourri! ·         VR > IRL ;)?…Nope OMG! : How Ready Player One Forefronts Debord’s Spectacle

·         Does the Dog Die? A look into the human relationship with dogs on the silver screen.

·         Monster’R’US

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 8:15pm to 9:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 1
The Frankenstein Myth in Science Fiction Fantasy ·         “Big, Scary, and Frankenstein-Looking: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Frankenstein, and Post-Modernism”

·         It’s part of the research: Attempts to control the natural in Buffy and Frankenstein

·         “Sometimes, You Need to Roll a Hard Six”: the Gothic Science Fiction in Frankenstein and Battlestar Galactica

·         “We have a lot to talk about”: The Dialogical Adam in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 8:00am to 9:30am JW Grand Ballroom 2
What SFF Teaches Children and Young Adults About Our World ·         YA and Adult Dystopias: Distinct Subgenres?

·         Brave Girls in Uncanny Worlds: Coraline Jones & Eleven in Upside-Down Worlds of Wonder

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 9:45am to 11:15am JW Grand Ballroom 2
Psychology in Science Fiction & Fantasy ·         Memory as Forgetting: The Role of Heterotopia in Showcase’s Continuum

·         “My Story Is an Embroidery”: Representing Trauma Within the World of Orphan Black

·         Beatin’ into Submission: Trauma Bonding in The Dark Tower and The Walking Dead

·         Back to the Future: ReGenesis, The Neurotic Genius, and Scientific Censorship

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:00pm JW Grand Ballroom 2
Apocalypse 2 ·         Galactic Colonization: Conquest Narratives and the Role of the Natural Environment in The 100

·         The Final Ship: Military Criticism and Redemption in Post-Cataclysmic Narratives

·         More apparent than real: Y2K and the millennium in Crusade, Cleopatra 2525 and Dark Angel

·         Where Post-Human Meets the Prehistoric: Temporal Dissidence and the End of the World in The Magicians

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:45pm JW Grand Ballroom 2
SFF Cinema ·         Echoes through Space and Time: The Theory of Non-Linear Temporality in Slaughterhouse-Five and Arrival

·         Communication, empathy and time-travel in Arrival and The Peripheral: we might just survive

·         “We Can Sell It for You Wholesale: Philip Kindred Dick, Chronotopal Science Fiction, and Cinematic Spectacle”

·         Hollywood Dick: Screamers and Imposter

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