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Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 13:40:19 -0500
Subject: CFP: "Transgressing the Frontier: Modernity, American Ideology, and Cinema" (08/16/2003)

Original essays are invited for a collection tentatively entitled 
"Transgressing the Frontier: Modernity, American Ideology, and Cinema." 
The purpose of this book is to explore the role of ideology in current 
film works with an emphasis on boundary breaking and exploration from a 
variety of scholarly approaches and perspectives. Ideally this 
collection will be a comprehensive introductory textbook that explores 
the critical intersection between film and culture and will be suitable 
for use at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Possible topics include studies of how film has responded to historical 
events (The End of the Cold War, Disease and Sexuality, Politics), 
oppression (Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, "Youth," Globalization), and 
aspects of Love, Hate, Sexuality, and Death. What has been brought to 
the public discussion about these concerns through film?  What is the 
context within which film responds? Has film changed the discussion? 
Papers that explore concepts of the American West in particular, as in 
the Western film genre, but also space travel as the new or “final” 
frontier, and transgression of personal boundary exploration as frontier 
are particularly welcome.  We would like to see essays on 
American film or foreign film about America, especially films from the 
past ten years.

Studies of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, and Media are 
encouraged. Any number of methodological approaches are appropriate and 
not limited to: Film Studies, Feminism, Marxism, Post-colonial Studies, 
Sociology, Literary Analysis, Anthropology, Ethnography, Culture 
Studies, Historical Analysis, Psychology, Theater and Performance 
Studies, Genre, etc.

Please submit completed manuscripts (MLA or Chicago style, 20-25 pages 
in length) with 250 word abstracts to <>. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at the 
above email addresses.

The deadline for submission of completed papers is August 16th, 2003.

This collection co-edited by Bennett Huffman and Elliot Atkins.

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