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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS

 

FILM & HISTORY AREA

 

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

2008 JOINT CONFERENCE

 

MARCH 19-22, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 9, 2007

 

 

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 exploring our 2008 conference theme:  Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond, are both welcome and encouraged.  Possible topics might include, but are not limited to, cinematic representations of:

 

*	Icons and Biographies
*	The Environment
*	Space and Time Travel
*	Science and Faith/Religion and Escapism
*	Darwin and Evolution
*	Science and Society
*	Technology and Industry
*	Modern Marvels
*	Pedagogy

 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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> . The  DEADLINE for submissions is  November 9, 2007.

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to:  http://www.popularculture.org
 
Cynthia J. Miller
Scholar-in-Residence
Emerson College
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Film Review Editor
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
www.filmandhistory.org

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