Film & History Conference on the American Wests in Film, TV, and History
Kansas City Marriot, Kansas City, MO
Please join the Film & History Journal for its annual conference in Kansas City and consider giving a presentation on The Depression Era Western (1930-1969), an area rich with insights and illumination.
Here are some sugggestions to consider:
-- The portrayal of the West in the Great Depression
-- Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses" and Billy Bob Thornton's Film Adaptation
-- The early films of John Wayne
-- The figure of the Singing Cowboy
-- The Films of John Ford
-- The Western Serials of Republic Pictures
-- The Matinee Cowboy
-- The Films of Gene Autrey
-- The Films of Roy Rogers
-- John Ford's "Stagecoach"
-- The Portrayal of the American Indian in the 1930s
-- William Wellman's "The Ox-Bow Incident"
-- The Westerns of Howard Hawks
The 2002 meeting of the Film & History Society will be at the Kansas City Marriot, Country Club Plaza, next door to the Kansas Ciy Arts Institute. Special events are planned for the meeting. For details about the meeting, the site, and travel, see the web site at <www.filmandhistory.org> The Deadline for proposals is 15 August, 2002.
Please send or e-mail a 150-200 word paper proposal and a brief biographical note by AUGUST 15 to:
Department of English
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva, OK 73717
(580) 327- 8469
FAX: (580) 327- 8514
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