CFP: [Film] The Film & History Area at the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 02/25-02/28/2009

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

Call for Papers: Film & History
Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 1 December 2008

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations’ 30th Anniversary Meeting
Albuquerque, NM, February 25-28, 2009

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 to celebrate the Southwest/
Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations’ 30th anniversary meeting!
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 December 2008 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

This year’s keynote address will be given by former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo. David
F. Cargo began his legislative career in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from
1963-1967, then served two terms as the Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1971. As
Governor, David Cargo founded the New Mexico Film Commission, the first of its kind
nationwide, which brought Hollywood film production to New Mexico. Continuing a tradition of
governors who act, David Cargo played roles in several films such as The Gatling Gun (1973),
Bunny O’Hare (1971), and Up in the Cellar (1971). Gov. Cargo holds a B.A., M.A., and law degree
from the University of Michigan.

Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference travel, lodging, and
the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:

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