Sex and Cinema in the 21st Century (Fort Worth, Texas; Nov. 2-3, 2012); Proposals due July 19, 2012

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Call for Papers: Sex and Cinema in the 21st Century

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of sex and cinema in the 21st century, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine noteworthy cinematic representations of sex, gender, and/or sexual orientation from the early years of the 21st century in relation to, and as an extension of, groundbreaking 20th-century representations. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.

We also invite submissions of relevant media offerings (of any length, in DVD format) pertaining to the topic of sex and cinema in the 21st century for screening and discussion at the conference.

We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, students, and filmmakers/videographers at all levels, and from disciplines including anthropology, communication, cultural studies, film studies, history, journalism, LGBT studies, media studies, popular culture, and sociology.

Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author's permission) in a special collection of essays.

Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, contact telephone number) and a one-paragraph author biography. Panel proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total) should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of the panel chair, one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, complete contact information for each presenter on the panel (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, contact telephone number), and one-paragraph author biographies for each presenter on the panel.

In order to be considered, all proposals must be received no later than July 19, 2012. Please e-mail conference proposals to Professor Kylo-Patrick Hart (

Decisions regarding the status of submitted proposals will be made and communicated as quickly as possible following the submission deadline, and certainly no later than August 1, 2012. For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact Dr. Hart at your convenience by e-mail (