[UPDATE] Film Theory and Aesthetics/Albuquerque, NM, USA February 8-11, 2012

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Jennifer L. Jenkins/SWPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33d Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

• Precinema and its influence on film theory
• Theories of Early and Silent cinema aesthetics
• Qu'est-ce que le cinema? Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
• Nontheatrical and educational film aesthetics
• Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
• Walter Benjamin/Mechanical Reproduction
• Apparatus Theory/Cinematography
• Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
• Spectatorship and Scopophilia
• Auteur Theory
• Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
• Evolution of Genre Film/Genre Theory
• Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
• Theories of Third Cinema
• Emerging theories of film and/or aesthetics in the digital age
• Intersections of Film Theory and cultural or literary theory

Please upload an abstract of 250 words and a current curriculum vitae to http://conference2012.swtxpca.org for review no later than December 1, 2011. Inquiries in advance of submissions are welcome, and may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu. All confirmed participants should be registered by December 31, 2011.

Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtxpca.org A number of graduate student awards are given each year, and graduate student travel grants are also available. I look forward to hearing from you!

Film Theory and Aesthetics Area Chair
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
American Literature and Film
Department of English
University of Arizona, Tucson 85721
T: 520.621.1780