Call for Papers: Film & History
Final Round Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 15 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associationsí 29th Annual Conference Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Fax: (505) 766-6710
Proposals are now being accepted for the Film & History Area. Join us this year as a returning or first-time participant in the scenic Southwestern city of Albuquerque! Our area is concerned with the impact of motion pictures on our society and how films represent and interpret history. Presentations can, for example, feature analyses of individual films and/or TV programs from historical perspectives, surveys of documents related to the production of films, or analyses of history and culture as explored through film. Genres could include historical films attempting to define history, propaganda films, documentaries, docudramas, newsreels and broadcast media, war films, music videos and concert films, reality shows, avant-garde, cinema verite, actualities, and direct cinema.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations and/or panels, but topics not included here are also welcome: historical eras and coverage of historical events, popular culture, politics and government, gender, ethnicity, race, class, sports and leisure, science and technology, religion and spirituality, pedagogy, film schools and theory
If you wish to form your own panel within the Film & History area, we would be glad to facilitate your needs. Roundtable sessions and international participation are also encouraged.
Please send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels via email by 1 December 2007 to:
Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Media & Communication
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Newcastle upon Tyne
Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies University of Liverpool Chatham Street Liverpool
All presenters, once accepted, must register by January 15, 2008.
Registration is available online at SW/Texas PCA/ACA website:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca. All participants who register before December 15 will receive a discounted rate, while those who register between December 15 and the January 15 will pay the full conference rate. Hotel reservation information can also be found on the website (note, reserve rooms early as the rooms fill quickly).
For general information, online registration, and regular updates see: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/
For information about the journal, Film & History, go to http://www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory/
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