CFP: [Film] Film & History area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Christoph Laucht
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Film & History
Abstracts/Proposals by 1 November 2007

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations’ 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Fax: (505) 766-6710

Proposals are now being accepted for the Film & History Area. Join us this
year as a returning or first-time participant in the scenic Southwestern
city of Albuquerque! Our area is concerned with the impact of motion
pictures on our society and how films represent and interpret history.
Presentations can, for example, feature analyses of individual films
and/or TV programs from historical perspectives, surveys of documents
related to the production of films, or analyses of history and culture as
explored through film. Genres could include historical films attempting to
define history, propaganda films, documentaries, docudramas, newsreels and
broadcast media, war films, music videos and concert films, reality shows,
avant-garde, cinema verite, actualities, and direct cinema.

Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations and/or
panels, but topics not included here are also welcome:
• Historical eras and coverage of historical events
• Popular culture
• Politics and government
• Gender
• Ethnicity, race, and class
• Sports and leisure
• Science and technology
• Religion and spirituality
• Pedagogy
• Film schools and theory
If you wish to form your own panel within the Film & History area, we
would be glad to facilitate your needs. Roundtable sessions and
international participation are also encouraged.

Please send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels via email by 1
November 2007 to:

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Media & Communication
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Northumbria University
Lipman Bldg.
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)191-227-4932


Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-794-2404

All presenters, once accepted, must register by January 15, 2008.
Registration is available online at SW/Texas PCA/ACA website: All participants who register before December
15 will receive a discounted rate, while those who register between
December 15 and the January 15 will pay the full conference rate. Hotel
reservation information can also be found on the website (note, reserve
rooms early as the rooms fill quickly).

For general information, online registration, and regular updates see:

For information about the journal, Film & History, go to

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