CFP: The American West in Global Context (11/7/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Stacy Takacs
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Call for Papers: Media and Globalization Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

To be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.
Further details (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.)
available at

Seeking papers addressing the representation of the American West in a
global context. From Karl May to anime, the American West has proved a
fertile field for exploring cultural conflict. In what ways have electronic
media forms (film, TV, digital culture) used the West as a means of
exploring cross-cultural exchange in the age of globalization? How have the
American frontier or iconic Western characters (cowboys, Indians, Lawmen,
etc.) been used to facilitate an understanding of contemporary processes of
globalization? And so on.
Essays may focus on textual analysis, genre study, reception study, or
analysis of media industry discourse. Send proposals of 100-200 words via
email to Stacy Takacs ( ) by Nov. 7, 2005.
The Media and Globalization Area of the Southwest Texas PCA recognizes the
centrality of electronic communications technologies to the processes of
global interconnection that have been transforming our world of late and
seeks to understand the electronic media's specific modes of participation
in these processes. We are seeking papers addressing a wide array of media
practices and phenomena as they related to issues of globalization. Other
suggests include:

*Cross-Cultural Media Exchanges (Japanese Cartoons on US TV, for example, or
US sitcoms shown abroad, etc.)
*Cognitive mappings of the global order in TV, Film, or Computer Media
*Satellite television and the imagination of a global audience
*Global news coverage (US and non-US treatments of 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Israel/Palestine, etc.)
*New Global Forms of Entertainment Programming/Delivery
*The impact of technological convergence on the global culture industries
*Post-Fordist practices in production, management, or distribution
(Co-productions in the film industry, for example)
*Changes in the composition of the audience/market for cultural content
*The formation of a global "creative class" (or other effects on labor)
*Historical treatments that complicate arguments about the ³newness² of

Stacy Takacs
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa Ok 74106-0700

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