CFP: American Indians Today (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Allen

Call for Papers: American Indians Today

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2006



Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 28th
Annual Conference =20

Albuquerque, NM. February 14-17, 2007

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710


Panels now forming on topics related to American Indians Today.
American Indians Today accepts proposals from all disciplines that
examine diverse perspectives of American Indian life in contemporary
America including: culture, traditions, customs, arts, politics, social
influences, military participation, reservation, rural and urban
influences, language, assimilation, adaptation, syncretism, sovereignty
and peoplehood, etc. =20


Proposals may examine various aspects of American Indian contemporary
life ways as represented in: film; theater; literature; poetry; oral
tradition; myth; legend; philosophy; sciences, arts; fashion; artifacts;
foods; journalism; media (radio, television); photography; identity;
cultural or spiritual appropriation; stereotypes; mascots; politics;
gaming; Indian veterans, urban Indians, etc. Previous proposals have
ranged the spectrum from basketry and hoop-dancing to rap, rhetoric,
film and literature. =20


A special emphasis in American Indian Film is offered for the second
year. =20


Area I: Teaching American Indian Film

The purpose is to initiate dialogue about what happens when we use
Native films across cultural boundaries and in comparison to other
cultural approaches. We welcome papers, panels, or workshops focusing on
teaching American Indian or Indigenous films as part of a non-American
Indian Studies course, such as Humanities, American Studies, or English.
How do disciplinary and cultural politics influence how we read Native
film? Which Native films are being used in classrooms, how and why?
Topics may address any aspect of: American Indians in Hollywood film;
American Indian filmmakers; approaches to teaching American Indian film;
issues addressed in Native media.


Area II: Indigenous or American Indian Film/Media Courses

The purpose is to initiate dialogue about teaching film in American
Indian Studies, English, and Film Studies programs. We welcome panels or
workshops that focus on the study of or teaching of American Indian film
courses-films by American Indian or Indigenous filmmakers. Panels and
workshops may include: approach and materials, new directions in Native
media, American Indian filmmakers-style, genre, politics, access to
materials, new voices in Native media, and Native women filmmakers.


Individuals interested in chairing or moderating a film panel contact
Elise Marubbio at or 612-330-1523.


Send an abstract of 100-250 words. Inquiries regarding any topical area
or the formation of a panel presentation should be directed to the area
chair. Send your submission to me by 15 November 2006:


Richard L. Allen, Area Chair=20

American Indians Today

Cherokee Nation

P.O. Box 948 =20

Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465

(918) 453-5466



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