MAPACA & Witches

MAPACA kicks off today and the rest of the week will be a blur obviously because of ISSS Surrealisms, too. Yes, I am grateful that my two presentations do not overlap (though both are Saturday, argh). I am grateful, too, that I know ISSS panels will be viewable for a couple weeks after the conference…

#PCAACA21 Virtual ‘Reality’ & Horror

Just about every year since…? 1995? 1996? I have headed off around Easter time to attend the Popular Culture Association National Conference — except last year it was cancelled and this year it was pushed back to June. Everything is off-kilter, eh? It’s a great conference: fun and informative, covering a wide range of topics…

New Orleans & PCA

It’s true that PCA seems to end up in New Orleans a lot. It’s also true that it comes at a kind of awkward point in the semester — just before Easter. We always have our break much earlier, though there is the extra Monday off because we’re no longer a Catholic institution even though…

PCA: Noir and Hard-Boiled Panel

Noir and Hard-boiled Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Balcony N Presentations Title Body Presenter Affiliation Presentation type No Reason for Pessimism: Exploring Aki Kaurism√§ki’s Finnish ‘Noir’ It’s no surprise that the director who declared that, “Hollywood is the reason I make the films… K. A. Laity The College of Saint Rose Paper…