[UPDATE: Deadline Nov.15, 2015] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2015
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Literature

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)

February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM


Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2015.  Listed below are possible topics; other topics in the area are also welcome:

  • Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
  • Cinema in and out of the Archive
  • Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
  • Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film  
  • Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
  • History of Cinematography: Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
  • Spectatorship and Scopophilia
  • Auteur Theory
  • Genre Film & Genre Theory
  • Third Cinema and Indigenous Filmmaking
  • Theory & Aesthetics of Representation (Race, Gender, Culture)
  • Cinema Pedagogy: Teaching Content with Film
  • Adaptation: Intersections of Film Theory and cultural or literary theory


Please upload an abstract of 250 words and a current curriculum vitae to http://conference2016.southwestpca.org/  for review by November 15, 2015.   Inquiries in advance of submissions are welcome, and may be sent to Area Chair Jennifer L. Jenkins at jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu and to apprentice area chair Amy S. Fatzinger at fatzinge@email.arizona.edu.

Contact Info: 

Jennifer L. Jenkins, MLIS, Ph.D.

Literature and Film/Archival Studies

University of Arizona




Amy S. Fatzinger, Ph.D.

American Indian Literature and Film

University of Arizona



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