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Call for Papers#1: Alfred Hitchcock
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Keene State College, NH
October 21-22, 2016
Conference Website
Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2016

Good evening. A panel dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic legacy is now forming for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s 2016 conference. Moderated by Greg Chan from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the panel will consist of 3-4 researchers with fresh approaches to Hitchcock studies. Graduate students, scholars, professionals, academics, and other experts on the Master of Suspense are the ideal candidates; authors with an interdisciplinary background are also encouraged to apply. Please note that only those papers that offer original arguments—backed up by scholarly research and within a theoretical framework—will be given consideration.

Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hitchcock and Film Noir/Neo-Noir
  • Hitchcock and Pedagogy
  • Hitchcock and Architecture
  • Hitchcock and Mise-en-scene
  • Hitchcock and Sound Design
  • Hitchcock and Voyeurism
  • Hitchcock and Adaptation
  • Hitchcock and Film Genres
  • Hitchcock and Editing
  • Hitchcock, Sexuality & Censorship
  • Hitchcock and the Hitchcockian Homage
  • Hitchcock and Transmedia
  • Hitchcock and Popular Culture
  • Hitchcock and Aestheticism

Please submit your 500 word abstract via the form here; do not submit your proposal through the NEPCA paper proposal form, as Hitchcock panelists must be pre-approved. All inquiries about this panel can be directed to Greg Chan at greg.chan@kpu.ca.


Call for Papers#2: Film noir
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Keene State College, NH
October 21-22, 2016
Conference Website
Abstract Deadline: june 1, 2016

Film noir emerged as World War II’s counter-culture art form, resonating with American audiences by reflecting the disillusionment, nihilism, and moral ambiguity of the times. This zeitgeist reached its peak in the late 1950s, fuelled by hard-boiled crime novels, pulp fiction, and fear of the Other. Classic noir forced viewers to critique the values associated with the American Dream. Neo-noir—early 1960s to the present—continues this tradition. A panel at the Northwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 2016 conference is now forming to investigate the enduring influence of film noir on cinematic history and American popular culture. Ideal candidates for the panel would include graduate students, scholars, professionals, academics, and other film noir experts; authors with an interdisciplinary background are also encouraged to apply. Please note that only those papers that offer original arguments—backed up by scholarly research and within a theoretical framework—will be given consideration.

Topic areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hitchcockian Film Noir (As Foster Hirsch says, “While Hitchcock worked[ed] in the narrow vein of the thriller he made distinctly his own . . . [he] is pre-eminently a noir stylist.”)
  • Literary Film Noir (Is the book better than the movie?)
  • Film Noir Nihilism
  • Film Noir Spectatorship
  • Film Noir Classification (Is it a genre, a movement or a style?)
  • Film Noir and the Family
  • Noir Set and Costume Design
  • Film Noir’s Extra-cinematic Influences
  • Film Noir Fandom
  • Film Noir and American History
  • Film Noir and Aestheticism
  • Film Noir and Patriarchy
  • Film Noir and B-Films
  • Film Noir as a Cultural Study

Please submit your 500 word abstract via the form here; do not submit your proposal through the NEPCA paper proposal form, as Hitchcock panelists must be pre-approved. All inquiries about this panel can be directed to Greg Chan at greg.chan@kpu.ca.

Contact Info:

Greg Chan
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Department of English
12666 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3W 2M8
Canada

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