Call for Papers: Film and History. The annual fall conference of NEPCA will be held at Keene State College in Keene, NH on October 21-22, 2016. Deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016. Film and History welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture.
Suggestions for topics include:
Films that portray history with great accuracy or which provide fresh or controversial perspectives regarding events (e.g., Spotlight; J.F.K.)
Films exploring the nature of complex characters or incorporatingsocial, political, and cultural themes (e.g., heroism, friendship, injustice, racism, betrayal, ambition)
Film adaptations of other media, (i.e., novels, short stories, and the theatre, or from real life)
Film genres, such as comedy, the gangster film, the western, the war film, or science fiction
Filmmaking and film directors (e.g., Scorsese’s portrayal of women)
History of the cinema and economic and cultural impacts of film on society
Academy Awards’ nominations, policies, and practices
As Area Chair, I would be happy to preview your proposal.
Dr. Carol Mitchell
Area Chair of Film and History