Film Theory Dec.15, 2009 for February 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Jenkins/Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us next spring, as a returning or first-time participant, at this regional popular culture conference that draws an international roster of participants. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

• Precinema and its influence on film theory
• Qu'est-ce que le cinema? Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
• Montage and Editing/ Practice as Theory
• Walter Benjamin/Mechanical Reproduction
• Apparatus Theory
• Spectatorship and Stars
• Auteur Theory
• Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
• Genre Theory
• Theories of Third Cinema
• Emerging theories of film in the digital age
• Intersections of Film Theory and cultural, literary, or fine arts theory

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at the email address below by December 15, 2009. Please include a current curriculum vitae and a working bibliography for your paper.

Film Theory Area
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
School of Media Arts
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
• Submission Deadline: 12/15/09
• Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque/330 Tijeras/Albuquerque, NM 87102/ Tel. 505.842.1234