MAPACA -- Film Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)
The Film area is devoted to scholarship on all aspects of the motion
picture, as viewed on the theater screen, on television, or via digital media. The area encompasses narrative films as well as documentaries, both live action and animated, feature length and short, silent and sound, color and black and white,domestic and international, majo studio and independent. Papers may examine everything from the specifics and symbols of individual films to themes present in multiple films to the relevance of film icons, from comparisons of films with source material to the social impact of films or film technology on society to the business of motion pictures. All presentations will have in common the understanding that film is a major popular cultural artifact with important things to say about the human condition.