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Jennifer Jenkins/Film Theory Area 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 15, 2009. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

• Precinema and its influence on film theory
• Qu'est-ce que le cinema? Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
• Montage and Editing/ Practice as Theory
• Walter Benjamin/Mechanical Reproduction
• Apparatus Theory
• Spectatorship and Stars
• Auteur Theory
• Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
• Genre Theory
• Theories of Third Cinema
• Emerging theories of film in the digital age
• Intersections of Film Theory and cultural, literary, or fine arts theory

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at the email address below no later than December 15, 2009. Please include a current curriculum vitae and a working bibliography for your paper.
Film Theory Area
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
School of Media Arts