UPDATE: Film & History (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Tobias Hochscherf

Call for Papers: Film & History
Abstracts/Proposals by 1 December 2006 (Extended Deadline)

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations' 28th Annual
Conference Albuquerque, NM, February 14-17, 2007 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Fax: (505) 766-6710

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! 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. We have already received papers on
various topics including, for example, the following subjects: Cold War
cinema, 1950s feature films, Powell and Pressburger, horror, the cinematic
city, and documentary films.

Please send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels via email by 1
December 2006 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
Email: tobias.hochscherf_at_unn.ac.uk


Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History School of Cultures, Languages and
Area Studies University of Liverpool Chatham Street Liverpool
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-794-2404
Email: c.laucht_at_liv.ac.uk

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Received on Sat Nov 25 2006 - 20:17:30 EST