FTDM Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for This Fall's 1950s Conference

TCU’s Department of Film, Television and Digital Media will be hosting the daylong Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of media, politics, and/or culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere. Possible topics may include (but are certainly not limited to) advertising strategies, Beat writers, cold war culture, containment strategies, Elvis Presley, ethnic sitcoms, films noir, juvenile delinquency, Lucille Ball, McCarthyism, men in gray flannel suits, mid-century icons and stars, the nuclear family, science fiction movies, variety shows, UFO scares, and saying what couldn’t be said. Please e-mail presentation proposals containing (a) a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, contact telephone number) and (b) a one-paragraph author biography to Professor Kylo-Patrick Hart (k.hart@tcu.edu) on or before Friday, August 1, 2014. For additional information about this upcoming academic event, please visit http://www.kylohart.com/analyzing-the-1950s-conference.html.