John Cawelti, author of the pioneering work, THE SIX-GUN MYSTIQUE (1971)
will be the luncheon speaker at the November 7-10 meeting of Film & History
in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cawelti blazed the trail for popular culture studies in the early days of the
PCA (before the existence of ACA); he was later the President of PCA and
went on to write some fine books about American myths and icons. has 9 pages from his pioneering work.

Dr. Cawelti will participate as a registrant; his talk will focus on the
context for his classic as well as about the controversy surrounding its
in those early days of popular culture studies.

See the Film & History Web site for details:

There are currently over 20 Areas of Study listed; a final list of Area
Chairs will
be posted on the site on Monday.

Be there!

Peter C. Rollins
_Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies_
(Web site:
RR 3 Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
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Comments: Individual subscription information on the web site
as well as information and FAQ's about the CD-ROMs. There are
also discussion items and essays on Saving Private Ryan, Amistad,
CNN's Cold War, and a host of other topics. The Table of Contents
for the last thirty years is there as well. The last two issues dealt with
The Cold War in Film and TV (Vols. 31.1 and 31.2).  The next two move on
to The Holocaust in Film, the subject of our recent AHA session in
San Francisco in early January, 2002.

Next conference is in November, 2002 on The American West(s) in
Film, Television, and History at the Kansas City Marriott, Country Club
Plaza--just a few blocks from the Nelson Art Gallery, a major institution
and just next door to the Kansas City Arts Institute. We are looking for
people to serve as Area Chairs and will put a list of existing and
available Area Chair topics on the web site this summer.

Deadline for proposals is 15 August, 2002.  Early proposals
always get the most compatible panels, so do not wait until the
11th hour!

Some years back, we produced a wonderful issue on the The
American Frontier in Film and TV and we are going back to the well.
(See Film & History 26.1-4 [1996]: passim.)

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