CFP-SWTXPCA-Presidents and Film 2010

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

CFP: Presidents on Film SWPCA 2010
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 SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of United States Presidents in Film

The release of Oliver Stone’s W, Nixon/Frost, successful television series on John Adams and Ronald Regan, and recent books like American Presidents on Film, Hollywood’s White House, and Hollywood Goes to Washington, show us that there is tremendous interest in the United States Presidency.
The area chair seeks presentations on any aspect of the Presidents and film. Some questions one might consider include
Why Abraham Lincoln has been the most used President on film
Errors in films about the Presidents
Portrays of Presidents by certain actors (ie., Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, or Gary Sinese as Harry S Truman, or Nick Nolte as Thomas Jefferson)
The Lack of certain Presidents on film (Millard Fillmore, Calvin Coolidge)
The difference in television series and feature films related to the Presidents.
Why was the John Adams television series so successful and acclaimed?
Documentaries related to Presidents (ie., Ken Burns Jefferson)
The American Experience series on the Presidents (PBS)
The difference between the general PBS series on the Presidents and the History channel Presidents series (There are numerous differences in tone of content that deserve a comparison)
Early footage of Presidents (eg., McKinley, Roosevelt, Wilson, Taft, Harding)

ANY IDEA or TOPIC will be considered.
Please send title and abstract to:

Rob Weiner area chair
Texas Tech University
Humanities Librarian
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
film_and_television
general_announcements
popular_culture
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian