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October 2007, Week 2


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Robert Weiner <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 14 Oct 2007 12:06:33 -0700
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      Call for Presentations:
      Transgressive Cinema Panel
      Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
      The 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
      February 13–16, 2008
      Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
      Albuquerque, New Mexico
      The area chairs are seeking submissions for presentations on any aspect of Exploitation/Horror/Experimental film, although papers that explicitly engage with the concept of “transgression” are strongly encouraged.
      If societies are defined by the limits they place on personal behavior, then acts of transgression are necessary to identify just where those limits lie. Significantly, films that exist outside of the multiplex mainstream often traffic in representations of such taboo breaking. In other words, this panel is seeking presentations that look at films that “push the envelope to the point of tearing it.” The types of films and filmmaking that we are looking for are not limited to traditional horror films, or even the many subgenres that can be described as “exploitation.” Transgressive themes are frequently explored in experimental and arthouse cinema as well. Nevertheless, as a general rule these films all share a penchant for content that disturbs more than it placates.
      We encourage submissions to utilize a wide variety of methodological approaches, from psychoanalysis to reception studies.
      Some filmmakers to consider:
         Nick Zedd/Richard Kern/Genesis P. O and Psychic TV/Matthew Barney/Herman Nitsch/Kenneth Anger/Dwain Esper/H.G. Lewis/ Ruggero Deodato/Lucio Fulci/Dario Argento/Andy Milligan/Bunuel/Fellini/ Jörg Buttgereit/ Jan Svankmajer/Ken Jacobs/Craig Baldwin/ Takashi Miike/ Abel Ferrara/ Tony Tenser/Pete Walker/ Monika Treut/Jane Campion/Alfred Hitchcock/David Cronenberg/Rob Zombie
      These are only a FEW of the filmmakers one could look at.
      Rob Weiner:
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      Lubbock, TX 79453
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      Conference Rates: Professionals, $140; Graduate students $120; Spouse, partner $50
      Information about our areas of study, conference travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
      We look forward to seeing you this winter in sunny Albuquerque where we invite you to explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the Sandia and Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.
      SW/TX PCA/ACA 2008 Conference
      February 13-16, 2008
      Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
      330 Tijeras
      Albuquerque, NM 87102
      Phone: 1.505.842.1234
      Fax: 1.505.766.6710
      This year’s keynote address will be given by Joy Harjo, an
      internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician of the
      Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry including She Had Some Horses, In Mad Love and War, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, and her most recent How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems from W.W. Norton. Among her many awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award
      from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Award, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society.

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