Proposals are now being accepted for review for the Film (General) Area at the 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference. 20-minute presentations ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies are sought.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible individual presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
The black and white aesthetic: pre-1960s or post-1960s
Ideological themes in contemporary films
The film flashback: weak script device or important narrative tool?
Subtext no more: special effects as the dominant message in contemporary films
Horror film remakes
OR, consider a contribution to this year’s conference theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy Films as Popular Culture. Some suggestions:
The best SF films - and why! (a great “discussion panel” – contact area chair for details)
Critical themes in animated films
Fantasy film worlds and contemporary culture
If you are interested in presenting in the Film (General) Area, submit a proposal with the following items:
* 100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title
* current curriculum vitae
* working bibliography for your paper
* contact information: name, address, and email.
Richard Crew, Film (General) Area Chair
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