Marymount University Represented at the 43rd Annual PCA-ACA Conference

Alyce Sustko

Martinelle AllenProfessors and students from Marymount University’s Literature, Language, and the Humanities program gave amazing presentations this past week at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s 43rd annual conference held in Washington D.C. All who participated ¬†gave interesting, thought provoking presentations that demonstrated their areas of individual research interests and expertise.

Faculty Presentations:

Dr. Sarah Ficke: “Incest, Murder, and a Critique of Romantic Patterns in Of One Blood: Or, the Hidden Self.”

Dr. Tonya Howe: “The Pomp and Farce of Death: Funeral Humor on the Popular 18th Century English Stage.”

Dr. Sean Hoare paper, “The Murders of Robert Penn Warren,” was presented by former department head Dr. Susan Fey.

Dr. Marguerite Rippy: “What’s Radio Doing in My English Class? Using Radio to Teach Research and Writing.”

Dr. Katie Peebles: “Don’t Eat the Poisoned Apple: Proliferating Urban Legends in Late Medieval France and England.”


Graduate student Martinelle Allen: “A Journey With Jerusalem through the Individuation Process.”

Graduate student Alyce Sustko: “Pottermania: Exploring Post-Modern Christianity in American Mass Culture.”

Undergraduate student Mary Kate Mulligan: “Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Role in the American Women’s Suffrage Movement.”

Alumna KT Torrey: “Encomium of the Overlord: the Sophistic Fandom of Misha Collins.”

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