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[UPDATE] CFP American Studies Area 12/15/09 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 10-13, 2010
full name / name of organization:
Lisa Stein/Ohio University Zanesville
First Round Proposal Deadline is fast approaching.
Call for Papers
In keeping with the theme of the conference, "Charlie in the Heartland," which was chosen to commemorate Chaplin's first trip to the United States with Fred Karno's Comedians in October, 1910, we are seeking papers in a wide range of areas, all to do with Chaplin, his relationship with, influence on, or evocation of America, either during or after his long residence here.
Keynote Speaker and Honoree:
Other Confirmed Featured Speakers:
David Robinson, Film Critic and author of Chaplin: His Life and Art
Kate Guyonvarch, Director of Roy Export S.A.S. and the Association Chaplin office, Paris
Cecilia Cenciarelli, Archivist and Head of Progetto Chaplin, Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Frank Scheide, Professor of Communications at the University of Arkansas and Co-Editor of The Chaplin Review
David Shepard, Film Preservationist
Linda Wada, editor of ednapurviance.org
The following topics are meant to generate ideas for presentations, not limit creativity or exclude participation:
Maland's Chaplin and American Culture 20 Years Later
From Karno to Keystone: Eliding the Music Hall Stage and the Silent Screen
American Vaudeville Audiences of the 1910s-- A Herald of Silent Film Popularity?
Chaplin's Company: Who were Charlie's Character Actors and What Were Their Influences?
Vulgar Film Comedy as High Art.
Chaplin and Public Appearance: A Reconsideration of the Liberty Bond Tour
The Chaplin Imitator Phenomenon
Film Audience Reception in the Heartland
The Heartland Rebels: Chaplin and the American Legion
Brother Sydney Chaplin : What Was the Magnitude of His Impact?
The Representation of America or Americans in the Films of Charlie Chaplin
Chaplin's Little Tramp and the Beat Generation in America
Individual papers or full panels are welcome to submit proposals.
N. B. We have tried to make this an accessible conference for young scholars by offering several low-cost housing options, as well as a reduced registration rate. We will also have a student travel grant available for applicants. Check back in early 2010.
We will premiere the newly restored Tillie’s Punctured Romance at the event.
Please email Lisa Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for further information.