CFP-Silent Film Area -2011 San Antonio joint conference SWTXPCA/Pop Culture Association

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Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Silent Film 2011
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott River center San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Call for Papers-Silent Film SWTXPCA 2011
The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.

Some topics to be consider:

German Expressionism
Portrayal of Gender
Homosexualiy and silent film
Modern Silent Films and Filmmakers
Bronco Billy and the Rise of the Western
Studios and companies during the silent age
The birth of Talkies
Al Jolson
Lillian Gish
Silent Documentaries
Silent Horror films
Birth of Science Fiction and the Fantasy Film
Edwin Porter

Robert G. Weiner
Humanities Librarian Texas Tech University
Silent Film Area chair