CFP: The SAW Films; PCA/ACA National Conference, 31 March-3 April, 2010; Propsal Deadline : 30 Nov.

full name / name of organization: 
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pcahorror@gmail.com

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THE SAW
FILMS

 

The Horror Area of the 2010 PCA Conference
invites submissions for panels focusing on the Saw films (1 through 6, and counting). If you are interested
in covering any aspect of this series of movies (character analyses, religious
and other themes, comparisons with other horror films, critique of the latest Saw films), please submit your proposal
to us.  We hope to have at least two Saw
panels this year, and, if there is enough interest, might offer a roundtable discussion.  We also seek submissions on the Saw movies for an upcoming text,
tentatively titled The Saw Movies: Putting the Jigsaw Pieces Together,
to be published by MacFarland Press, and your presentation possibly could be
included in that text.

 

The
presentations can cover a variety of topics, including:

 

1) An
analysis of each of the Saw movies,
or any combination

2) A
specific character analysis (e.g., Amanda, Jigsaw, Adam, etc.)

3) Socio-political
themes of the movies

4) Comparisons
with other films of the genre (e.g., Hostel,
Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

5) Religious
themes in the films

6) Gender
interactions among the characters

7) Freudian/Jungian
analysis of the films

8) Ambiguity
of Jigsaw’s character: Serial killer or misunderstood victim?

9) Use of
technology in the films

10) Reasons
for the films’ popularity

 

We look forward
to your submissions.

 

Send queries to Jim Iaccino: JIaccino@thechicagoschool.edu.

 

Submit proposals to
Kristopher Woofter: pcahorror@gmail.com.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
popular_culture
religion
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theatre
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