CFP: True Crime in Television, Film, and History (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Yates, Jim
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Call for Papers: True Crime in Television, Film, and History
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

27th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 8-11, 2006

The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning
or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at
this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at <>

Proposals are now being accepted for the True Crime in Television, Film,
and History Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible
presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

* Novel, film, and television adaptations of criminal cases
* Documentaries and television series based on True Crime
* Biography, autobiography, and nonfiction adaptations of criminal
cases and criminals
* True Crime authors/works
* The True Crime Genre
* Specific True Crime cases
* Explorations of Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, and
* Effects of Publicity and Media hype of True Crime cases
* The Popularity of True Crime in publishing, television, and film
* The History of True Crime reporting=20
* A & E's "Cold Case Files", CBS' "48 Hours Mystery", Court TV's
"The Investigators", etc.
* Homicide and Serial Homicide as portrayed in Mass Media (Film,
Television, Publishing, Journalism, etc. )
* And much more...

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent
to James Yates at the email or physical addresses below by November 15,
2005. Please include a current curriculum vitae and a working
bibliography for your paper.

James Yates, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Humanities
210 Vinson Hall
Box 242
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
(580) 327-8469

"The reality of teaching is that we have to teach students where they
are, not where we would like them to be."

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