CFP; Nature and the Environment in the American West(s): The "Natural World in Film and Television Representations of "the West."
The first "westerns" were filmed in the East and then (Eureka!) moviemakers discovered California.
This area explores not only the use of Western landscape (Monument Valey, etc.), but also the "role" of nature in film and television "westerns," as well as those strange-looking "boulders" of sound stage creation.
The natural environment of the American West(s) in film and television can be examined through many lenses. I hope you will join me for this opportunity to examine the importance of the natural world in Western films.
Some sample films:
The Grapes of Wrath
The Plow That Broke the Plains and The River
A River Runs Through It
Please send a brief (150-200 word) abstract and a short bio to the address below.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15, 2002
This national conference, "The American West(s) in Film, Television, and History," sponsored by The Film & History League, will be held at the Kansas City Marriott-Country Club Plaza from November 7-10, 2002. See the Film & History website for details on registration and special events including the keynote speaker, John Cawelti, the author of a "pioneering" book, The Six-Gun Mystique.
Go to the website below for complete information about the conference, hotel accommodations, special events, etc.
See you there at the Gateway to the West!
Oklahoma State University
205 Morrill Hall
Stillwater OK 74074
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