CFP: [Film] Film & History Area, PCA/ACA National Conference (11/09/07; 3/19-22/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS

FILM & HISTORY AREA

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
2008 JOINT CONFERENCE

MARCH 19-22, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 9, 2007

Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables are now being
considered for the Film & History Area of the PCA/ACA National
Conference. Proposals for the Film & History area should consider some
aspect of the intersection among film, history, society, and culture,
exploring films as social and historical artifacts of the culture from
which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing,
shaping, and re-imagining history. Papers may take a single film focus,
or make comparative considerations, as well as exploring critical films
focused on a given era, individual, or historical event. Examples would
include papers that examine the following areas in a given film or films:

• Documentaries: How true is ‘The Truth’?
• Exploring representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in
        fiction or non-fiction
• Biographies of key artistic, political, military, activist, or
        cinematic figures
• Representations of wars, the West, borders, national characters
        and ideologies
• Comedy and social commentary
• Cult, alternative, and independent films and icons through history

Additionally, papers exploring our 2008 conference theme: Film &
Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond, are both welcome and
encouraged. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to,
cinematic representations of:

• Icons and Biographies
• The Environment
• Space and Time Travel
• Science and Faith/Religion and Escapism
• Darwin and Evolution
• Science and Society
• Technology and Industry
• Modern Marvels
• Pedagogy

Questions and inquiries, as well as submissions of one-page (150-250
word) proposals or abstract may be directed to the area chair, Cynthia J.
Miller, at cymiller_at_tiac.net. The DEADLINE for submissions is November
9, 2007.

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to
http://www.popularculture.org

Cynthia J. Miller
Scholar-in-Residence
Emerson College
cymiller_at_tiac.net
Film Review Editor
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television
Studies
www.filmandhistory.org

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television