[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Film Theory and Aesthetics (February 19-22, 2014 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM)

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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2014 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (35th Annual)
"Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."
February 19-22, 2014 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 1, 2013. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Screen Cultures
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography
▪ Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Emergent Theories
▪ Evolution of Genre Film&Genre Theory
▪ Theories of Third Cinema
▪ Emerging theories of film and/or aesthetics in the digital age
▪ Adaptation: Intersections of Film Theory and cultural or literary theory

After July 1, 2013, please upload an abstract of 250 words and a current curriculum vitae to http://conference2014.southwestpca.org for review no later than November 1, 2013. Inquiries in advance of submissions are welcome, and may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, etc.) can be found at http://www.southwestpca.org All confirmed participants should be registered by December 31, 2013.
For Graduate Students:
A number of graduate student awards are given each year, and graduate student travel grants are also available. Of particular interest for presenters in this area is the Post Script Graduate Student Award for Film Studies. Please see: http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

2014 also marks the debut of the SWPACA peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. Please see submission information at http://journaldialogue.org/

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
American Literature and Film
University of Arizona