Call for Papers: Film & History
Final-round Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 15 December 2008
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations’ 30th Anniversary Meeting
Albuquerque, NM, February 25-28, 2009
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 to celebrate the Southwest/
Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations’ 30th anniversary meeting!
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
Politics and government
Ethnicity, race, and class
Sports and leisure
Science and technology
Religion and spirituality
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 2008 to:
Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
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
This year’s keynote address will be given by former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo. David F. Cargo began his legislative career in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from 1963-1967, then served two terms as the Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1971. As Governor, David Cargo founded the New Mexico Film Commission, the first of its kind nationwide, which brought Hollywood film production to New Mexico. Continuing a tradition of governors who act, David Cargo played roles in several films such as The Gatling Gun (1973), Bunny O’Hare (1971), and Up in the Cellar (1971). Gov. Cargo holds a B.A., M.A., and law degree from the University of Michigan.
Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
For information about the journal, Film & History, go to www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
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