CFP: Documentary (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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CFP: Documentary

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
April 4-7, 2007, Boston, MA
Deadline: 1 November 2006

I am seeking papers, abstracts, and panel proposals for the documentary area
of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
to be held April 4-7, 2007, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston,

All topics related to documentary are welcome. Of particular interest this
year are presentations that address the role of independent documentary in
the current wartime situation and its impact, such as Voices of Iraq, A
Company of Soldiers, Iraq in Fragments, Baghdad ER, The War Tapes, and The
Ground Truth, just to name a few. Some questions to consider include the
following: How does independent documentary provide an alternative voice and
perspective? How does it represent the more graphic and intense situations?
How do documentaries about Iraq align with or deviate from documentaries
about other wars?

Presentations outside this topic also are welcome. Some possibilities

* contemporary directors
* issues of representation
* documentary as social activism
* documentary production and distribution
* documentary and ethnography
* home video
* truth and ethics
* documentary photography and radio
If you are interested, please send a one-page, 250-300 word proposal for a
15-20 minute presentation by e-mail to You also can send it
by mail to Heather McIntosh, College of Communications, 115 Carnegie
Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.

In your correspondence, please include your name, the title of your
presentation, an e-mail and postal address, academic affiliation (if

The deadline for proposal and panel submissions is November 1, 2006.

For more information about the Popular Culture Association, the American
Culture Association, and the conference, please visit
For any other questions, please feel free to contact me at

Kind regards,

Heather McIntosh
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -- Albert Einstein

Heather McIntosh
College of Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 303A James Building
Office Hours: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment
Mail: 115 Carnegie Building, University Park PA 16802

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