PCA/ACA Conference Deets
So two weeks ago (that long already???) I attended the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference in DC.
I was one of three GCS students, and it was fun spending time with my colleagues. It was also the first time I had presented at an event like that by myself.
I presented a paper on reading queer subversion into H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Thing on the Doorstep." I was on a horror panel titled "Monstrous Women," and I had to chair the panel because the original chair had an emergency. There were originally supposed to be four presenters, and then another panelist didn't show up, so there were just two of us: myself, and another girl who was also a master's student. Both of us were nervous, both of us were bumbly, I mis-read her last name when I was introducing us, it seemed like it might be a mess.
But we both did a good job delivering our papers, and folks seemed to enjoy them well enough. There had been a decent turn-out for a Saturday morning, and since just the two of us presented we ended early and I got to run off and grab a decent breakfast before the next panel I wanted to attend.