Silent Film-CFP Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assocation meeting 2012

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Call for Papers: Silent Film 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Proposal submission deadline: December 1st 2011
The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.
Some topics to consider:
German Expressionism
Portrayal of Gender
Homosexuality and silent film
Today’s 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
The Flapper: Louise Brooks/Clara Bow
Horror in Silent Films
Science Fiction in Silence
Guy Maddin and the rise of the modern Silent Film.
Important Filmmakers like D.W. Griffith, Oscar Michaeux, F. W. Murnau, Erich Von Stroheim, John Ford, and Cecil B. Demille
Please submit your title, and 100-250 word abstract through our website database which can be accessed at
33rd Annual Conference, February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 12/1/11
Priority Registration Deadline 12/31/11
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Information about our areas of study, conference travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
Thank you!
Robert G. Weiner
Humanities Librarian Texas Tech University
Silent Film Area chair

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