Film (General) Area

full name / name of organization: 
SWTX Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Proposals are now being accepted for review for the Film(General) Area at the 2010 SWTX PCA/ACA Conference, Feb 10 - 13 in Albuquerque, NM. 20-minute presentations ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies are sought. This regional popularculture conference draws an international roster of participants. Deadline for submissions has been extended to December 15, 2010.


Listed below are some suggestions for possible individual presentations,but topics not included here are also welcome. 

The black and white aesthetic:  pre-1960s or post-1960s

Ideological themes in contemporary films

The film flashback: weak script device or important narrative tool?

Subtext no more: special effects as the dominant message in contemporary films

Horror remakes

OR, consider a contribution to this year's conference theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy Films as Popular Culture.  Some suggestions:

The best SF films - and why!

Critical themes in animatedfilms

What fantasy film worlds tell us about contemporary culture

 If you are interested in presenting in the Film (General)Area, submit a proposal with these items:

100-250 word abstract, includingpaper/presentation title

Current curriculum vitae

Working bibliography for your paper

Contact information: name, address, and email.

Send to:

Richard Crew, Film (General) Area Chair

SWTX PCA/ACA conference information is at: