For those of you who are unable to get to Film & History's biennial conference this fall in Chicago, here's a wonderful alternative for connecting with other Film & History scholars -- join the Film & History area at the Northeast Popular Culture meetings:
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
Film & History Area
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
October 31 - November 1, 2008
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
Deadline: June 15, 2008
Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the NEPCA annual conference. Proposals for the Film & History area should consider some aspect of the intersection among film, history, society, and culture, exploring films as social and historical artifacts of the culture from which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing, shaping, and re-imagining history. Papers may take a single film focus, or make comparative considerations, as well as exploring critical films focused on a given era, individual, or historical event. Examples would include papers that examine the following areas in a given film or films:
* Documentaries: How true is 'The Truth'?
* Exploring representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in fiction or non-fiction
* Biographies of key artistic, political, military, activist, or cinematic figures
* Representations of wars, the West, borders, national characters and ideologies
* Comedy and social commentary
* Cult, alternative, and independent films and icons through history
Questions and inquiries, as well as submissions of one-page (150-250 word) proposals or abstract may be directed to the area chair, Cynthia J. Miller, at [log in to unmask] The DEADLINE for submissions is June 15, 2008.
You can learn more about NEPCA by visiting its Website at: http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEPCA.html
There are also guidelines for paper proposals and presentations on that site.
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