full name / name of organization:
Submission due date, November 15, 2006.
Call for Papers: Film Area, a long-standing, well-represented area
with outstanding past presentations. Southwest/Texas Popular
Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conf., held in
beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 2005 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will meet February 14 - 17, 2007
at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown ABQ. Join us this
year, as a returning participant or for your first-time.
We welcome any aspect of film studies, prospective topics include:
*discussions of film history and the classic Hollywood system
* technical considerations (sound, wardrobe, setting, etc.)
* examinations of genre
*application of theory to specific films (feminist, Marxist, myth)
*international film (Hong Kong Cinema, Bollywood, etc.)
Special topics include:
*The Southwest in Film
*The Sundance Film Festival
Last year's discussion forum on "Bored with the Rings" went so well, we're
including two other forums this year:
*The future market for summer blockbusters and studio films: Is the
George Lucas was quoted in 2006 saying "I predict that by 2025 the average
movie will cost only $15 million." What do cinephiles make of Lucas'
*Are the Oscars relevant anymore?
Over the last two years, the nominated best picture films grossed less than
$100 million on an average, falling even from 2005 to 2006 to $48 million.
During the same period, 13 films, none nominated for best picture, have
entered the all-time U.S. Box office top 50, grossing a minimum of $234
million. Does this disparity reflect a lack of relevancy in the Oscars? Can
a "Best Picture" really make less than $60 million domestic?
Conference Rates: Professionals, $140; Graduate students $120; Spouse,
For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
registration, tours, etc.) please visit http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~swpca.
Please send inquiries regarding this area to Lynnea Chapman King or Andrew
Tash at the email or physical address below. Submission deadline is Nov. 15,
and registration deadline is December 31, 2006.
Submissions should include a current curriculum vitae, a working
bibliography for your paper, and a 200- 250 word abstract.
Lynnea Chapman King
Butler Community College
1810 N. Andover Rd
Andover, KS 67002
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