"2007 Cinema" Panel at PCA/ACA Boston 2021

deadline for submissions: 
January 6, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
J. Ken Stuckey
contact email: 

2007 has been heralded as one of the best in film history. Numerous exceptional films were released, and some actors and directors reached career pinnacles with their 2007 work (the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney). I am soliciting 250-word abstracts on any topic related to films from that year, whether as single-film studies, comparative analyses, or studies in cinematic trends. Your presentation can involve films from other years, as long as the 2007 film plays a central role in the argument. I am especially interested in essays on any of the following films: 


American Gangster

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Away from Her

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

The Counterfeiters

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I’m Not There




The Savages

Taxi to the Dark Side


Please submit your abstracts through the national conference website, but notify me of your interest in this panel. 




All correspondence to me will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.


J. Ken Stuckey

Bentley University

Waltham, MA 02452