CFP: Presidents on Film SWPCA 2009
Deadline for submission: December 1st 2008
The 30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture
Associations February 24–28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of United States Presidents in Film
The recent release of Oliver Stone’s W, a forthcoming movie on Nixon, successful television series on John Adams and Ronald Regan, and recent books like American Presidents on Film, Hollywood’s White House, and Hollywood Goes to Washington, show us that there is tremendous interest in the United States Presidency as it relates to film.
The area chairs seeks presentations on any aspect of the Presidents and film. Some questions and topics one might consider include
Why Abraham Lincoln has been the most used President on film?
Errors in films about the Presidents
Portrays of Presidents by certain actors (ie., Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, or Gary Sinese as Harry S Truman, or Nick Nolte as Thomas Jefferson)
The Lack of certain Presidents on film (Millard Fillmore, Calvin Coolidge, John Tyler etc.,)
The difference in television series and feature films related to the Presidents.
Why was the John Adams television series so successful and acclaimed?
Documentaries related to Presidents (ie., Ken Burns Jefferson)
The American Experience series on the Presidents (PBS)
The difference between the general PBS series on the Presidents and the History channel Presidents series (There are numerous differences in tone of content that deserve comparisons)
ANY IDEA or TOPIC will be considered.
Please send title and abstract to:
Rob Weiner area chair
Texas Tech University
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SW/TX PCA/ACA 2009 Conference
February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Albuquerque, NM 87102
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