UPDATE: [Film] Film & History Area at the SW/TX PCA/ACA - Extended Deadline

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

Call for Papers: Film & History
Final-round Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 15 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
Ethnicity, race, and class
Sports and leisure
Science and technology
Religion and spirituality
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
Visual Arts
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Northumbria University
Lipman Bldg.
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)191-227-4932
Email: tobias.hochscherf_at_northumbria.ac.uk


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
Email: chris_laucht_at_yahoo.com

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

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