CFP: [Film] Analyzing Jim, Janis, and Jimi: An Academic Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
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We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for Analyzing Jim, Janis,
and Jimi: An Academic Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University
(Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 10-11, 2008.

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that
examine the careers, creative offerings, lives, and/or times of Jim
Morrison, Janis Joplin, and/or Jimi Hendrix. Possible topics include
(but are certainly not limited to) analyses of their musical
contributions; books written about their lives; movies about, or inspired
by, their careers (such as _The Doors: An Oliver Stone Film_, _The Rose_,
and _Hendrix_); novels inspired by their lives and/or deaths (such as
_Jim Morrison’s Adventures in the Afterlife_ by Mick Farren and _The Poet
in Exile_ by Ray Mazarek); the theory that one or more of these
influential individuals may have been experiencing borderline personality
disorder; and analyses of documentary footage of their various
performances. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference
theme broadly and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited
to 20 minutes in length.

We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, and students at all
levels, and from disciplines including anthropology, communication,
cultural studies, film studies, history, journalism, media studies,
popular culture, sociology, and television studies. Given adequate
participant interest and high-quality submissions, we intend to publish
selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special anthology
pertaining to the conference theme. As a bonus, please note that the
conference dates correspond with the ideal time to enjoy New England’s
breathtaking fall foliage!

Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a one-
page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional
affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). Panel
proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total) should include
panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of the panel chair,
one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, and complete contact
information for each presenter on the panel (name, institutional
affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). In
order to be considered, all proposals must be received no later than July
7, 2008.

Please mail or e-mail conference proposals to: Analyzing Jim, Janis, and
Jimi Conference, Attn: Kylo-Patrick Hart, Department of Communication and
Media Studies, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC 60,
Plymouth, NH 03264;

For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact
Kylo-Patrick Hart at (603) 535-3122 or

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