CFP: [Film] call for presenters-Transgressive cinema swpca 2008

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robert g weiner
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Call for Presentations:
Transgressive Cinema Panel
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The area chairs are seeking submissions for presentations on any aspect of
Exploitation/Horror/Experimental film, although papers that explicitly
engage with the concept of “transgression” are strongly encouraged.
If societies are defined by the limits they place on personal behavior,
then acts of transgression are necessary to identify just where those
limits lie. Significantly, films that exist outside of the multiplex
mainstream often traffic in representations of such taboo breaking. In
other words, this panel is seeking presentations that look at films that
“push the envelope to the point of tearing it.” The types of films and
filmmaking that we are looking for are not limited to traditional horror
films, or even the many subgenres that can be described as “exploitation.”
Transgressive themes are frequently explored in experimental and arthouse
cinema as well. Nevertheless, as a general rule these films all share a
penchant for content that disturbs more than it placates.
We encourage submissions to utilize a wide variety of methodological
approaches, from psychoanalysis to reception studies.
Some filmmakers to consider:
Nick Zedd/Richard Kern/Genesis P. O and Psychic TV/Matthew Barney/Herman
Nitsch/Kenneth Anger/Dwain Esper/H.G. Lewis/ Ruggero Deodato/Lucio
Fulci/Dario Argento/Andy Milligan/Bunuel/Fellini/ Jörg Buttgereit/ Jan
Svankmajer/Ken Jacobs/Craig Baldwin/ Takashi Miike/ Abel Ferrara/ Tony
Tenser/Pete Walker/ Monika Treut/Jane Campion/Alfred Hitchcock/David
Cronenberg/Rob Zombie
These are only a FEW of the filmmakers one could look at.
Rob Weiner:
Box 53841
Lubbock, TX 79453
John Cline:
Conference Rates: Professionals, $140; Graduate students $120; Spouse,
partner $50
Information about our areas of study, conference travel, lodging, and the
organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
We look forward to seeing you this winter in sunny Albuquerque where we
invite you to explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the
Sandia and Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.
SW/TX PCA/ACA 2008 Conference
February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
This year’s keynote address will be given 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
from 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.

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