Call for Papers: True Crime in Television, Film, and History
2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
29th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2008
The 2008 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning
or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at
this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org <http://www.swtexaspca.org/> .
Proposals are now being accepted for the True Crime in Television, Film,
and History Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible
presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
* Novel, film, and television adaptations of criminal cases
* Documentaries and television series based on True Crime
* Biography, autobiography, and nonfiction adaptations of
criminal cases and
* True Crime authors/works
* The True Crime Genre
* Specific True Crime cases
* Explorations of Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, and
* Effects of Publicity and Media hype of True Crime cases
* The Popularity of True Crime in publishing, television, and
* The History of True Crime reporting
* A & E's "Cold Case Files", CBS' "48 Hours Mystery", Court TV's
* Investigators", etc.
* Homicide and Serial Homicide as portrayed in Mass Media (Film,
* Publishing, Journalism, etc. )
* And much more...
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent
to James Yates at the email or physical addresses below by November 16,
2007. Please include a current curriculum vitae.
James Yates, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Chair
Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Humanities
210 Vinson Hall
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
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