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Call for Papers: American Indian/Indigenous Film Area
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2008
The 2008 WS/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Please join us this year as we inaugurate
our new cross-genre area on American Indian/Indigenous Film.
We are looking for panels, papers, and workshops on topics related to
American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous film. Proposals from all
disciplines that examine, utilize, promote, or teach Native/Indigenous film
and media are welcome.
Some topics might include:
â€¢ Native women filmmakers
â€¢ American Indian/Indigenous Film and/or filmmakers
â€¢ New Voices in Native/Indigenous film and media
â€¢ Needs, Access, and Issues in Native/Indigenous film
â€¢ The outcomes/consequences of using Native films across cultural
boundaries and in comparison to other cultural approaches.
â€¢ Teaching American Indian or Indigenous films as part of a nonâ€‘American
Indian Studies course, such as Humanities, American Studies, or English.
â€¢ Disciplinary and cultural politics as they influence how we read Native film
â€¢ American Indians in Hollywood film
â€¢ Approaches to teaching American Indian film
â€¢ Indian and the Western (this could also apply to how Indigenous people
globally are positioned as â€œIndiansâ€ in national â€œWesternâ€ genres)
â€¢ Effects/impacts of Native representations in film/media on Native and
â€¢ Showcasing new work (if you would like to facilitate a panel that screens
new work, please do so)
If you have specific ideas for topics, workshops, or panels that are not
listed here, please submit those as well.
Filmmakers, scholars, teachers, students, professionals, and others are
encouraged to participate. Graduate students may wish to submit papers for
fellowships and awards. This information will be available on the official
Conference web site June 1, 2007.
This year's keynote address will be give by Joy Harjo, an internationally
known poet, performer, writer and musician of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry including "She had Some
Horses, "In Mad Love and War", "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, and her
most recent "How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems from W.W. Norton".
Among her many awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Native
Writers Circle of the Americas, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the
New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the William
Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society.
Further information regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel,
registration, tours, etc) can be found at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html. Register early for a discount rate
and to reserve space at the conference hotelâ€”rooms fill quickly.
Date and Place: February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues.
Send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels by November 1, 2007:
M. Elise Marubbio,
Assistant Professor & Director Augsburg Native American Film Series
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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