UPDATE: [Film] Final Week! Film & History (8/1/08; 10/30-11/2/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller
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2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
FINAL DEADLINE: August 1, 2008


Submissions for papers and panels must be received no later than August
1, 2008, in order to be considered for inclusion in the program. A
comprehensive listing of the wide range of areas available for
participation appears at the end of this message.

Also, don't forget to take advantage of our Summer Registration Special!
Each person who completes their online registration (just a click away,
on the Film & History website), will receive TWO years of our journal,
_Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television
Studies_, FREE!

In addition to over 40 areas of scholarly interest represented at the
conference, our featured speakers will include:

* Wheeler Winston Dixon, author of Visions of the Apocalypse, Disaster
and Memory, and Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom

* Sidney Perkowitz, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Physics at Emory
University and author of Hollywood Science: Movies, Science,
   & the End of the World

* And our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Roger D. Launius, Senior Curator at
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and former Chief
   Historian at NASA.

The conference will also include a ceremony to celebrate the transfer to
its new home at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, featuring Film &
History's founder, John E. O'Connor, and former Director and Editor-in-
Chief, Peter C. Rollins.

Areas available for participation and presentation include:

* Animals
* Animation, Atomics, and Anticipation
* Apollo Program
* The Atomic Age
* Bioethics
* Cinematic Extraterrestrials
* Code-breaking: Low and High-Tech Whodunnits
* Comparisons in Non-Fiction Science Films and Television
* Corporate, Educational, and Industrial Films
* Darwin and the Evolution-Intelligent Design Aftermath
* David Cronenberg
* Different Bodies: Disability, Impairment, and Illness
* Doctor Who
* Environmental Documentaries
* Explorers and Exploration
* The Future of Genocide and Repression
* German Science Fiction Films
* Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings
* Hollywood's Physicians
* The Intrusion of Technology
* Is Resistance Really Futile?
* Military Science
* Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Men from Outer Space
* Nature and the Environment in Feature Films
* Pedagogy/Methodology
* Race and Science Fiction
* Reinactments
* Science Fiction in British Film and Television
* The Science of the Kill
* Science Fiction from Literature to the Screen
* The Science of Special Effects
* Scientific Icons
* Shakespeare and Technology
* Sounds of the Future: Music and Effects in Film
* Sportive Performance
* Steven Spielberg
* Surveillance and Control
* Time Travel
* Virtual Reality and Gaming on Film
* Westerns and Science Fiction
* Women in the Sciences

For further information, individual calls for papers, and registration
information about the upcoming meeting, see the Film & History website
(www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory), or contact Cynthia Miller at

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