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    SW/TX PCA/ACA
       
      Call for Presentations:
       
      Transgressive Cinema Panel
       
      Deadline for submission: November 15,  2007
      Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html  
      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.
       
      Co-chairs:
       
      Rob Weiner:
       
      Box 53841
      Lubbock, TX 79453
       
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      John Cline:
       
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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: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html
       
      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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