Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

33sd Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM

The Film Theory and Aesthetics Area is seeking proposals for review, from now until December 1 2011. Suggestions for possible presentations:

Precinema and its influence on film theory
Theories of Early and Silent cinema aesthetics
Qu’est-ce que le cinema? Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
Nontheatrical and educational film aesthetics
Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
Walter Benjamin/Mechanical Reproduction
Apparatus Theory/Cinematography
Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
Spectatorship and Scopophilia
Auteur Theory
Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
Evolution of Genre Film/Genre Theory
Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
Theories of Third Cinema
Emerging theories of film and/or aesthetics in the digital age
Intersections of Film Theory and cultural or literary theory

Please upload an abstract of 250 words and a current curriculum vitae to for review no later than December 1, 2011.   Inquiries in advance of submissions are welcome, and may be sent to Jennifer L. Jenkins at  All confirmed participants should be registered by December 31, 2011.

Details of the conference (panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) are online. Some graduate student awards and travel grants are given each year.

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