SCMS 2008 Conference: "Architectures of the Moving Image"
March 6-9, 2008
Call for Papers
Proposed Panel: "Building Camp Sites: The Deliberate Construction of Camp in Mainstream TV and Film"
While the majority of camp studies has focused on reception, audience re-purposing, and resistant readings, this panel will consider camp at the level of production and/or deliberate design in mainstream media. By emphasizing the engineering of camp, this panel directly addresses this year’s conference theme.
Potential papers could deal with contemporary or historical camp texts, performances, and images in popular television and film.
Possible topics could include:
• production histories
• specific industrial contexts
• technological innovations that make camp possible
• onscreen geographies, spaces, or architecture that create camp worlds
• formulation of a star’s persona
• acting choices or styles
• directorial decisions
• theoretical questions of deliberate camp’s possibilities and limitations
Please send an abstract (200-300 words), brief bio, A/V requirements, and contact information via email to Jennifer Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 10.
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