CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference. Proposals for the Film & History area should consider some aspect of the intersection among film, history, society, and culture, exploring films as social and historical artifacts of the culture from which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing, shaping, and re-imagining history. Papers may take a single film focus, or make comparative considerations, as well as exploring critical films focused on a given era, individual, or historical event. Examples would include papers that examine the following areas in a given film or films:
- Documentaries: How true is ‘The Truth’?
- Exploring representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in fiction or non-fiction
- Biographies of key artistic, political, military, activist, or cinematic figures
- Representations of wars, the West, borders, national characters and ideologies
- Comedy and social commentary
- Cult, alternative, and independent films and icons through history
Additionally, papers exploring our upcoming, 2010 conference theme: Representations of Love in Film and Television, are both welcome and encouraged. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to, cinematic representations of:
- The Dark Side of Love: Death, Violence, Betrayal
- Vampire Love: The Diaries, the Interviews
- Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues
- Lust in Space: Love and Science Fiction
- Commitment Issues
- Love, War, and Patriotism
- Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Love
- Fetish, Obsession, Possession
Submit a one-page (150-250 word) proposal or abstract to the PCA Database.
Please send all inquires to:
Cynthia J. Miller
Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
120 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116