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Cynthia Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:18:43 -0500
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Final days for abstract submission!

2011 National Conference
April 20–23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2010

Film & History Area

Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the PCA/ACA National 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 

Additionally, papers that continue the exploration of our 2010 conference theme, Representations of Love in Film and Television, are both welcome and encouraged. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to, cinematic representations of:

•	The Dark Side of Love: Death, Violence, Betrayal
•	Vampire Love: The Diaries, the Interviews
•	Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues
•	Lust in Space: Love and Science Fiction
•	Filmmakers on, and in, Love
•	Love, War, and Patriotism
•	Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Love
•	Fetish, Obsession, Possession

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] For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to

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