Call for Papers for Film and History area for the October 21-22, 2016, Northeast Regional Popular / American Cultural Association (NEPCA) annual conference.

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 15, 2016
Location: 
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
Journalism and Media Studies, Film and Film History, Cultural History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Political History / Studies

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.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Carol Mitchell

Area Chair of Film and History