*CFP: Beyond the Sunday Night Lineup: 40 Years of HBO (1972-2012)*

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

(Boston, March 21-25)


As HBO approaches its 40th anniversary, this panel will approach HBO’s
history in ways that are not limited to the popular Sunday night lineup.
What other programming has helped to shape HBO’s reputation? How has HBO
shaped the cable industry and vice-versa? Possible paper topics might

HBO Documentary Films

HBO Sports

HBO’s children’s programming

HBO and the cable industry

HBO and new media technologies

HBO’s “magazine programming”

HBO and politics

HBO’s shifts in branding strategies

HBO’s “experiments” (K-Street, Carnivale, filmed theater, etc.)

HBO archival material

Please send a 250-word abstract, a five-item bibliography, and a brief
biographical note to Shayne Pepper ([log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]>)
by August 8, 2011. Panelists will be notified by August 15, 2011.

Shayne Pepper

Dept. of Communication, Media, & Theater

Northeastern Illinois University


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