[UPDATE} Film & History - All Areas -- Deadline Extended! (6/1/10; 11/14/10)

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Film & History
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cymiller@tiac.net

Call for Papers
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

Deadline Extended!! New Third Round Deadline: June 1, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Director and Film Theorist Dr. Laura Mulvey

Film & History invites proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables for our upcoming conference, "Representations of Love in Film and Television," to be held November 11-14, 2010, in Milwaukee, WI. Please see the categories of active topic areas, below.

The conference will look at how love — as psychology, as dramatic principle, as historical agent, as cultural stage, as ethical standard — has been represented in film and television. Questions about the nature of love define not just couples or parents and their children but whole communities and nations, shaping their religions, their economic policies, their media programming, their social values, their most powerful fears and ambitions. Love in each era defines the struggles worth enduring and the stories worth telling, from Gone With the Wind and Casablanca to Hamlet and Cleopatra, from The Jazz Singer and The Sound of Music to The Graduate and Boogie Nights, from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and The Ten Commandments to Easy Rider and The Right Stuff, from The 400 Blows and Life Is Beautiful to Amelie and Muriel's Wedding. This conference will examine the aesthetic representations of love on screen and will assess their historical, cultural, and philosophical implications.

Areas currently open for paper and panel submissions include the following categories and topics. Please consult our website (www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory), or email Director of Communications, Cynthia Miller, at cymiller@tiac.net, for additional information.

Challenges and Difference in Relationships

• Different Bodies: Disability, Disfigurement, Illness or Impairment & Love
• Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage: Bonding and Parenthood in Film and Television
• Loving the Machine: Human-Machine Relationships in Film and Television

Love – In and Out of Place

• The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television
• Sex and Love in Asian Contexts
• The Intrusion of Love

Illustrated Love

• Love and Sex in the Graphic Novels of Alan Moore
• For the Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics, and Film Adaptations

‘Til Death Do Us Part

• Love and Death - A Line of Flight
• Love at the End of Life
• Love in a Time of War.

Dangerous Liaisons

• Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History
• Vampire Love
• The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex and Violence in Film and Video

Objects of Love

• Love and Food
• Things of Love and the Love of Things
• Cinephilia
• Hollywood’s (m)Otherly Love: (post)Freudian Readings and Approaches

Faith, Commitment, Devotion

• Agape: Faith, God, Mission
• Love Thy Leader: Charisma, Attraction and Love Toward Figures of Identification
• Pro Patria Mori: Patriotism in Film and Television
• Love and Commitment in the Fraternity/Sorority Film
• Citizen Love: Flag Wavers, Flag Burners

Love and Gender Traps

• An American Bromance: Homosocial Love in Film and Television
• Love and the Family Man
• 'Women and Children First': Gender and Ethics
• Sons of the Sheik: The Alpha Male in Love

Writers in Love

• Writers in Love/Writers and Love/Writing and Love in Film and Television
• Jane Austen in Film and History

Love is a Many Genre’d Thing

• L'Amour Noir: Fear and Danger in Romance (1920-1960)
• Blaxploitation Films: What's Love Got to Do with It?
• Lust in Space: Love in Science Fiction Film and Television

Little Screen, Big Love

• Love in the Golden Age of Television
• Reality-TV Love: Bachelors and Bachelorettes
• All in the Family: The Bonds of Family Affection on Television
• Taking Care of Business: Office Romance in Film and Television

Love Without Boundaries

• Across the Tracks: Love and Class in Film and History
• Affairs of Race: Interracial Relationships in Film and History
• Jewish-Gentile Romances: From Abie to Zohan.

Love, Sex, and the Rush of Adrenaline

• The Bond Girls: Sex and the Secret Agent
• Love and Violence: Action Heroes
• America's Love Affair with Movie Gangsters.

The Music of Love

• Listening to the Music of Love in Film and Television
• Jazz and Film, A Love Affair
• Performing Love/Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Film and Television

A Time for Love

• Oysters and Snails: Love and Sex in the Ancient World on Screen
• Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television
• Love (Early) American Style: Love and Lust in Films About Early U.S. History

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film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
romantic