Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2013 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference February 13-16, 2013
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
Precinema and its influence on film theory
Theories of Early and Silent cinema aesthetics
Quest-ce que le cinema? Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film aesthetics
Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
Walter Benjamin/Mechanical Reproduction
Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
Spectatorship and Scopophilia
Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
Evolution of Genre Film/Genre Theory
Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
Theories of Third Cinema
Emerging theories of film and/or aesthetics in the digital age
Intersections of Film Theory and cultural or literary theory
After August 1, 2012, please upload an abstract of 250 words and a current curriculum vitae to http://conference2013.swtxpca.org for review no later than November 16, 2012 Inquiries in advance of submissions are welcome, and may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. All confirmed participants should be registered by December 31, 2012.
Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtxpca.org A number of graduate student awards are given each year, and graduate student travel grants are also available. I look forward to hearing from you!
Film Theory and Aesthetics Area Chair
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
American Literature and Film
Department of English
University of Arizona, Tucson 85721
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