The Transgressive Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, February 2010

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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Abstract Deadline: 10/20/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Panel Title: The Transgressive Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

This panel seeks papers that examine the films of Pedro Almodóvar through the lens of transgressive cinema. Any of his films and the themes explored are viable for inclusion on the panel. The notion of transgression extends itself to his use of popular culture, aesthetics, and style. Ambiguity, the boundaries of identity, his films' relationship to female, gay, and trans characters are all of interest. How does tradition play out in his films? What about genre?

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

Please share this CFP with colleagues.

Please send a short curriculum vitae and a 250-350 word abstract to or to the physical address below by 20 October 2009.

Dr. M. Catherine Jonet, European Popular Culture and Literature Area Chair
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001