February 10 - 13, 2010 - SW/TX/PCA/ACA Annual Conf - Film (General) Area

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SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for review for the Film (General) Area at the 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. 20-minute presentations ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies are sought.

Listed below are some suggestions for possible individual presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
The black and white aesthetic: pre-1960s or post-1960s
Ideological themes in contemporary films
The film flashback: weak script device or important narrative tool?
Subtext no more: special effects as the dominant message in contemporary films
Horror remakes
OR, consider a contribution to this year's conference theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy Films as Popular Culture. Some suggestions:
The best SF films - and why! (Panel topic - see below)
Critical themes in animated films
What fantasy film worlds tell us about contemporary culture

If you are interested in presenting in the Film (General) Area, submit a proposal with these items:
100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title
Current curriculum vitae
Working bibliography for your paper
Contact information: name, address, and email.

Send to:
Richard Crew, Film (General) Area Chair

Proposals for panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome, as well a proposals for discussion panels of 3-6 participants. Contact the area chair above for additional information on panels.