CFP: [Film] SW/TX PCA/ACA; Film & History Area

full name / name of organization: 
Christoph Laucht
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Film & History
Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 1 December 2008

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations’ 30th Anniversary
Albuquerque, NM, February 25-28, 2009

Proposals are now being accepted for the Film & History Area. Join us this
year as a returning or first-time participant in the scenic Southwestern
city of Albuquerque to celebrate the Southwest/
Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations’ 30th anniversary
Our area is concerned with the impact of motion pictures on our society
and how films represent and interpret history. Presentations can, for
example, feature analyses of individual films and/or TV programs from
historical perspectives, surveys of documents related to the production of
films, or analyses of history and culture as explored through film. Genres
could include historical films attempting to define history, propaganda
films, documentaries, docudramas, newsreels and broadcast media, war
films, music videos and concert films, reality shows, avant-garde, cinema
verite, actualities, and direct cinema.

Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations and/or
panels, but topics not included here are also welcome:
• Historical eras and coverage of historical events
• Popular culture
• Politics and government
• Gender
• Ethnicity, race, and class
• Sports and leisure
• Science and technology
• Religion and spirituality
• Pedagogy
• Film schools and theory

If you wish to form your own panel within the Film & History area, we
would be glad to facilitate your needs. Roundtable sessions and
international participation are also encouraged.

Please send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels via email by 1
December 2008 to:

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Media & Communication
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Northumbria University
Lipman Bldg.
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)191-227-4932


Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-794-2404

This year’s keynote address will be given by former New Mexico Governor
David F. Cargo. David F. Cargo began his legislative career in the New
Mexico State House of Representatives from 1963-1967, then served two
terms as the Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1971. As Governor, David
Cargo founded the New Mexico Film Commission, the first of its kind
nationwide, which brought Hollywood film production to New Mexico.
Continuing a tradition of governors who act, David Cargo played roles in
several films such as The Gatling Gun (1973), Bunny O’Hare (1971), and Up
in the Cellar (1971). Gov. Cargo holds a B.A., M.A., and law degree from
the University of Michigan.

Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference
travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly
updated website:

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