The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage

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Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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33rd Annual Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 1, 2011
Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context" Conference Dates: February 8 - 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
& Conference Center located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, film exhibition history, Economic, social, and cultural significance of film exhibition, movie theaters and community identity, theater preservation efforts, theater architecture and design, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Come to the sunny southwest in February!
Inquiries may be sent to Chuck Hamilton at the email below. Submit abstracts of 250 words through the conference's database at Please include a biography of 50-100 words with your abstract. Please include your name, institutional mailing address, and email.
If you wish to propose a panel of 3-4 presenters or panel discussion of 3-6 participants, please include the panel title, name and contact information listed above for panel chair, titles and abstracts, and contact information listed above for each presenter.
If your work does not focus on the film archive and cinematic heritage but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the SW/TX Popular Culture &American Culture Association, please consider submitting a proposal to another area.
Please send submissions to Further details about the conference:
Chuck Hamilton, Professor of English Northeast Texas Community College Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Chair