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Once again, Film & History has a strong presence (with 18 sponsored panels!)
at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference,
which is being held next week in San Francisco, from Wednesday, March 19 through
Saturday, March 22.  If you're planning to attend the meetings, please support
your Film & History colleagues!


Wednesday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Film and History 1:   CRIME AS NORMALCY:  IMAGES AND NARRATIVES OF MURDER ON THE
BIG SCREEN      

Chair:  Tom Pollard   (National University, San Jose)    

"The Film-Noir Couple:  the Seductress Meets the Lost Soul"                     
          -- Tom Pollard (National University, San Jose) 
"Girls Gone Wild:  Female Killers in Contemporary Film"
          -- Laurie Nalepa (Los Angeles Valley Community College) 
"Hitchcock's Murders:  Uncovering the 'Morbidity of Daily Life'"
          -- Carl Boggs (National University, Los Angeles)  


Wednesday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Film and History 2:  CINEMATIC IMAGES OF WOMEN OF COLOR 

Chair:  Sandra Garcia Myers (University of Southern California)

"The Black Woman Is Beautiful: Women's Fashion in the 1970s and Strong 
Blaxploitation Female Characters"
          -- Risa Nakayama (Okinawa National College of Technology)
"The Tragic Mulatta Throughout History and the Media"
          -- Anamita Gall (Bowling Green State University) 
"Out of the Shadows: Shedding New Light on Latina Representation in Hollywood's 
Spanish Language Films of the 1930's"
          -- Sandra Garcia-Myers (University of Southern California)
    

Thursday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.     

Film and History 3:  ETHNIC AND NATIONAL CINEMAS

Chair:  Nizan Ben Shaul  (Tel Aviv University)

"Enter through the Golden Gate:  How San Franciscans Brought Chinese Film to America"
          -- Ramona Curry (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)
"The Conformists: Creativity and Decadence in the East European Cinema: 1945-1989"
          -- Evgenija Garbolevsky  (Brandeis University) 
"Ethnicity, Nation and Globalization in Recent Israeli Cinema: The Case of Late 
Wedding"
          -- Nizan Ben Shaul  (Tel Aviv University)  


Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Film and History 4:  THE DOCUMENTARY FILM TRADITION

Chair:  Marina Fedosik  (University of Delaware)

"The Documentary Film Unit and the Cornish Aboriginal: The Case of Bill Blewitt"
          -- Scott Anthony  (Wolfson College) 
"Monster and the Aileen Documentaries: Recording and Revising History on Film"
          -- Sean Heuston  (The Citadel) 
"Representations of Transnational Adoptees in Autobiographic Documentary: Daughter
from Danang vs. First Person Plural"
          -- Marina Fedosik  (University of Delaware) 


Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Film and History 5:   THE MARK OF THE FILMMAKER

Chair:  Matt Thomas (University of Iowa)

"Italian Stereotypes in D.W. Griffith's Films"
          -- Bahar Gursel (Bilkent University)
"Infernal Hollywood: American History through the Lens of David Lynch"
          -- Brett Pace (University of Notre Dame)  
"The American Revolution on "Main Street U.S.A.": Walt Disney's version of the British
colonies' fight for Independence"
          -- Marianne Holdzkom (Southern Polytechnic State University)
"Spike Lee: Theorist of Whiteness"
          -- Matt Thomas (University of Iowa) 


Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Film and History 6:  REPRESENTING AN ERA ON FILM

Chair:  Steve Sharot	 (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

"Hollywood as Depression Savior: Gender and Social Solidarity in Thirties Film"
          -- David Horowitz  (Portland State University)  
"In Loco Parentis: John Hughes' Teen Films and the "Me" Decade"
          -- Greta Methot  (Rhode Island School of Design)  
"The 'New Woman', Star Personas, and Cross-Class Romance Films in the 1920's"
          -- Steve Sharot  (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
    	    

Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Film and History 7:  FILM, LABOR, AND HISTORY

Chair:  Vivian Price  (California State University, Dominguez Hills)  

"Whose Ink and Paint?: The Erasure of Labor and the Re-Drawing of Popular Front 
History in Disney's Roger Rabbit "
          -- Brian Dolber  (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)
"World (Sex) War III: Trade and Contentions in Feminist Theories of Sex Work"
          -- Carol Siegel  (Washington State University) 
"Translating Women's Work" 
          -- Vivian Price  (California State University, Dominguez Hills)


Thursday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Film and History 8:   FILM AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY

Chair:  Dale Adams  (Lee College)  

"Rehabilitating the American Imagination: Movies as Agents of Social Change"
          -- Carrie Pierce  (Azusa Pacific University)
"Prison Documentary Bound by Narrative Convention and Actual Incarceration"
          -- Peter Caster  (University of South Carolina, Upstate)
"Beyond Genre: Social Implications of Devil in a Blue Dress"
          -- Dale Adams  (Lee College)


Thursday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Film and History 9:  IMAGES AND IMAGININGS OF THE COLD WAR -1

Chair:  A. Bowdoin Van Riper (Southern Polytechnic State University)

"Film and Public Opinion During the Early Years of the Second Red Scare: 1947-1954"
          -- Dedovitch, Stephanie  (Columbia University)
"William Holden: Hollywood's Cold-Warrior Without A Cause"
          -- Lenihan, John  (Texas A&M University)
"All the Physicist's Men: Hollywood and the Manhattan Project, 1945-1995"
          -- A. Bowdoin Van Riper  (Southern Polytechnic State University)


Friday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Film and History 10:  IMAGES AND IMAGININGS OF THE COLD WAR - 2

Chair:  Ron Briley (Sandia Preparatory School)

"How the West Was Changed: Degradation of the Townspeople After World War II in 
the American Western"
          -- Aaron Barlow  (City University of New York)
"Communism, Consumerism, and Romantic Comedy: The Role of Ninotchka in Creating 
and Sustaining a Cold War Argument"
          -- Rhiannon Dowling  (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
"Representation of a moral dilemma: A close reading of Istvan Szabo's "Taking
Sides"
          -- Aylin Gurses  (University of Miami)
"The Politics of Fear:  The Assault Upon Reason in Don Siegel's Invasion of the 
Body Snatchers (1956)"
          -- Ron Briley  (Sandia Preparatory School)


Friday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Film and History 11:  CONTEXTALIZING WAR AND ATROCITY ON SCREEN

Chair:  Liam O'Brien  (Quinnipiac University)

"Historicizing the Trauma: Holocaust Representations in Cultural Context"
          -- Ilan Avisar  (Old Dominion University)
"Representations of War: America, the Iraq Wars, and Three Kings"
          -- Herbert Gooch  (California Lutheran University)
"Keeping the Aspidistra Flying: Today's Ministry of Truth and Michael Radford's
Adaptation of Orwell's "1984"."
          -- Liam O'Brien (Quinnipiac University) 


Thursday, 8:30-10:00 p.m.

Film and History 12:  FILM, TRUTH, AND SENSE-MAKING

Chair:  Tony Steyger	(Southampton Solent University)

"World Trade Center: Representing the Incomprehensible"
          -- Karen Randell  (Southampton Solent University)
"'Now Showing!': Exhibition Research and the Questionable Legacy of Film Studies"
          -- Mike Chopra-Gant  (London Metropolitan University)   
"Telling the Truth"
          -- Tony Steyger  (Southampton Solent University) 


Friday,  2:30-4:00 p.m.

Film and History 13:  TECHNOLOGY IN FILM

Chair:  Marlisa Santos (Nova Southeastern University)  

"Picturing Citizenship under an Orwellian Gaze: Movies and the Orwellian Infrastructure"
          -- Michael Cary  (Seton Hill University)
"Good Weapons, Bad Science: The Science of Future Weapons as Compared to Science
Fiction"
          -- Sarah Jackson  (Montana State University)  
"The Pleasure of Anticipation": Truth, Fantasy and Technical Allusions in Heavenly
Creatures"
          -- Michael Duffy  (University of Nottingham)  
"'I'm gonna fix it, so you don't hear the bullets': Technology and Communication
in Film Noir"
          -- Marlisa Santos  (Nova Southeastern University)


Saturday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Film and History 14:  EXPLORING FILM GENRES:  CHARACTERISTICS, EVOLUTIONS, AND HYBRIDS

Chair:  Yukinori Tokuyama (Meio University)  

"Bride and Prejudice: It's Hollywood, it's Bollywood; it's neither, it's both!" 
          -- Natasha Ali  (San Diego State University)
"Modernism's Cultural Identity Crisis and the Early Horror Film: Terrifying 
Dialectics of Power and Reality"
          -- Theodora Danylevich  (Georgetown University)
"Transformation, Evolution or Subversion of Road Movie?: Fandango Transcends Easy
Rider"
          --  Yukinori Tokuyama (Meio University) 


Saturday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Film and History 15:  IMPERIALISM IN AND ON FILM

Chair:  Jo Carlisle (University of Florida)

"History is calling it a day": The Heuristic Potential of "Story" and the "Popular"
in Guy Vanderhaeghe's The Englishman's Boy"
          -- Janice Morris  (University of British Columbia)
"Imperial Film in a Colonial Contest: The Reception of The Battle of Somme in Toronto,
Canada."
          -- Brenda McDermott  (University of Calgary)
"Walker: Temporal Acquisition and Imperialist Reach"
          -- Jo Carlisle  (University of Florida)


Saturday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Film and History 16:  AUTHENTICITY AND HISTORICAL DRAMA ON FILM

Chair:  John Shelton Lawrence (Morningside College, Emeritus) 

"Between History and Myth: Vicente Aranda's Historical Drama Juana la Loca"
          -- Kevin Poole  (Clemson University)
"The Irish Family Divided: Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley"
          -- Thomas Mullen  (Dalton State University)
"Strategies of Documentary Authenticity in Demille's Ten Commandments (1923, 1956)"
          -- John Shelton Lawrence  (Morningside College, Emeritus)


Saturday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Film and History 17:   CINEMATIC ICONS, LEGENDS, AND DEITIES

Chair:  Keith Harrison (Malaspina University-College)

"Pocahontas: Legend, Heroine, Blockbuster Sex Kitten"
          -- Michelle Jordan  (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Jesus Christ Superstar"
          -- Nicole CuUnjieng  (University of Pennsylvania)
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen: The Performance of Self, Forty Years On"
          -- Keith Harrison  (Malaspina University-College)


Saturday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Film and History 18:  FILM AND THE ENVIRONMENT; THE ENVIRONMENT OF FILM

Chair:  TBA

"Argosy History: The Importance of San Francisco as the Setting for Alfred Hitchcock's
Vertigo"
          -- Verlan Lewis  (Brigham Young University)
"Dirty Pretty Earth: Film Ecocriticism as Environmental Science "
          -- Claudi Hemphill  (University of Idaho)
"Erin Brockovich: A Success and Challenge in Presenting Ecology, Ecofeminism,
and Diversity."
          -- Kiyomi Myedomari  (Independent Scholar)

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