PCA/ACA in April

The Easter Bunny usually brings a good egg: the PCAACA conference. Virtual again this year for safety’s sake, many of the usual crowd are gathering to bring you great discussions about the popular culture you love. Here’s my schedule including the much-anticipated round table with pals: I’m still digesting Archive 81 and need to check…

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…