CFP- SWTXPCA-Special Topics-the Silent Films-Oscar Micheaux 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy
contact email: 
rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

CFP- SWTXPCA-Special Topics-the Silent Films-Oscar Micheaux

Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
Robert G. Weiner

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The area chair for Silent Film is putting together a special panel on the films of Oscar Micheaux specifically his silent films in celebration of Black History Month for 2010. Oscar Micheaux was truly a groundbreaking African American Filmmaker who work stands as a testament to an independent do it yourself work ethic. He worked outside the Hollywood system in a time when that was extremely difficult to do. He also made some great movies including Within Our Gates, Body and Soul (with Paul Robeson), and Murder in Harlem. Oscar Micheaux hated typical moral filmic conventions of the time and tried to best them any way he could.

We are proud to be able to put together a panel honoring this often overlooked innovator.

We welcome any topic on the films and work of Oscar Micheaux.
Please send abstract to
Rob Weiner
Humanities Librarian
Texas Tech University
Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
Box 53841
Lubbock texas
79453

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

http://swtxpca.org/documents/home.html

We look forward to seeing you this winter in sunny Albuquerque where we invite you to explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the Sandia and Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.
Conference Rates: Professionals, $140; Graduate students $120; Spouse,
partner $50

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
twentieth_century_and_beyond