full name / name of organization:
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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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.
presentations can cover a variety of topics, including:
analysis of each of the Saw movies,
or any combination
specific character analysis (e.g., Amanda, Jigsaw, Adam, etc.)
themes of the movies
with other films of the genre (e.g., Hostel,
Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
themes in the films
interactions among the characters
analysis of the films
of Jigsaw’s character: Serial killer or misunderstood victim?
9) Use of
technology in the films
for the films’ popularity
We look forward
to your submissions.
Send queries to Jim Iaccino: JIaccino@thechicagoschool.edu.
Submit proposals to
Kristopher Woofter: firstname.lastname@example.org.