UPDATE: Personal Journal (memoir, video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc), FEB 10-13, 2010

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South West Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assoc's

THE PERSONAL JOURNAL(video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc) Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assocs.
31st Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2010 http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html, "Special Topics"

Proposals are being accepted for panels on pedagogy re: all forms and types of an overlooked genre, the Personal Journal (memoir, diary, video-journal, TV/Film self-confessionals /historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc), and its integral relationship with Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and other disciplines.

All topics and approaches to teaching the personal journal welcome,3 main pedagogy categories being a) as stand-alone genre b) a genre incorporated into arts/humanities courses, and c) an object of study--a cultural artifact featured in other forms such as television and film. Authors reflecting cultural, ethnic, socio-economic & political diversity, as well as authorial diversity of approach to genre and its form variants encouraged. Exploring the idea of garnering more recognition and incorporation of the personal journal and its versatility across disciplines as a tool for analysis in its written, oral & visual forms also encouraged.

Graduate students/future teachers are also welcome to participate, or register to attend the conference and "special topics" personal journal forum. Those interested the Personal Journal panel should contact Personal Journal Chair, Lisette Davies Ward at lisette.daviesward@cgu.edu with any questions. Submit proposals of 150-250 words, including a working title & brief biography of 100 words to lisette.daviesward@cgu.edu.

Conference Keynote Speaker:
Adilifu Nama, author of Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film, 2008, Winner of Peter C. Rollins Book Award, 2009.

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102