CFP: Appalachia and Film; Appalachia and TV (10/30/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)
Appalachian Studies Area
American Culture Association
April 12-15, 2006
Join us to talk about how Appalachia shows up on the big and small =
screens. Does popular culture give us the truth? Does it want the truth? =
Does Appalachia want to see the truth about itself? And so on.
Be willing to try out off-the-wall approaches. While it's fine to =
present on, say, Harlan County, USA or The Waltons, you might consider =
such topics as:
The Appalachian Aesthetics of Quentin Tarantino
Robert Mitchum: White Trash as Stagger Lee
Just Where Do the Beverly Hillbillies Come From Anyway?
As those topics suggest, I am especially interested in how mass culture =
uses Appalachia as an arena for discussing authenticity, class, and =
race, as well as the cultural politics of stereotyping.
Send a proposal of around 250 words in the body of an email to:
Jimmy Dean Smith
Barbourville, KY 40906
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