SW/TX PCA/ACA AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Note: Here are groups which will be helpful to your scholarship and career. Please make every effort to attend the Editors’ session at the conference and to accost any of these tireless workers in the hallways of the meeting.
Southwest Journal of Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Culture Studies Book Reviews
During our 30th Anniversary celebration in 2009, the editors of the Southwest Journal of Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Culture Studies Book Reviews, Brian and Bridget Cowlishaw (Northeastern State University of Oklahoma), approached Phil Heldrich and Ken Dvorak, proposing a collaboration that would provide an outlet for our presenters to publish in this new media outlet. As the title indicates, the current focus is on reviewing books in the proliferating areas of popular culture and regional studies.
We are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached and we encourage our presenters, academics, and graduate students, to seek out this wonderful opportunity for publication. This journal is specifically designed for SW/TX PCA/ACA participants and members; take advantage. For complete information regarding how to publish in this new media please consult the journal’s web site at:
The National Popular Culture Association(PCA) and The American Culture Association (ACA)
The Popular Culture Association was founded as a spin-off of the American Studies movement in the late 1960s. Many members of the ASA felt that the organization had lost its holistic approach to cultural studies. Alas, tiresome and repetitive studies of Melville, Hawthorne, and Whitman were followed by further tiresome and repetitive studies of Whitman, Hawthorne, and Melville. There was little room for material culture, popular music, movies, and comics. Today, the national PCA/ACA organization sponsors numerous regional organizations, supports two academic journals, The Journal of Popular Culture and The Journal of American Culture, and is host to the largest conference celebrating cultures in all their varied formats. For more information regarding these respected academic journals consult the following URL:
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
Founded by John E. O’Connor and Martin A. Jackson in 1970 a date which coincides with the founding of PCA/ACA this journal has been in continuous publication as a venue for studies which treat film as reflections of history or attempts to influence history. The scope of the journal is international, but Hollywood studies abound as is reflected in the titles by Co-editors O’Connor and Peter C. Rollins: Hollywood’s West, Hollywood’s Indian, Hollywood’s White House, etc. Studies of television and propaganda are welcomed as are decade discussions (Image of in the 1930s, etc)
Film & History is currently published by the Center for the Study of Film and History at the U of Wisconsin-Oshkosh under the editorship of Loren PQ Baybrook, Director of the Center. It appears semi-annually and can be consulted electronically on MUSE, ProQuest, and other subscription services offered by university libraries across the globe.
The Center gathers a Fall conference every two years with the next scheduled on the subject of ”Love in Film“ for Milwaukee, November 15-18, 2010. A full spectrum of areas are offered on love of country, love of the land, love of God as well as the romantic themes so pervasive to commercial films.
For more information, contact The Center for the Study of Film and History at 920.424.0976 (phone answered by staff) or the Director, Loren PQ Baybrook at FilmandHistory@Uwosh.edu.
The web site has evolving information about the conference, the publications, and now carries a valuable archive of reviews of documentary films. URL:
Journal of Popular Film and Television
An academic journal that examines commercial film and television. Discussions include genres, television networks, series television, studios and directors. Also features articles on social and culture backgrounds of films and programs.
This journal is edited by some of the leading lights of popular culture studies: Michael T. Marsden (the Western film); Gary Edgerton (television studies), the latter of whom is a frequent participant in our meetings and wants to hear your ideas. The journal is at the same time very readable, lavishly illustrated, and of scholarly value.
web site: www.heldref.org/pubs/jpft/about.html
The Literature/Film Quarterly: The International Journal of Adaptation Studies
Founded by Jim Welsh and Thomas Erskine in the early 1970s, this distinguished journal began as a venue for studies of literary adaptations to film and continues to do so; however, it also now features articles on filmmakers or classic individual films. Welsh is a recipient of the Peter C. Rollins Award (2006) and a distinguished author who annually chairs a stimulating panel with editors of film journals who bring participants up to date on priorities and publication opportunities.
Currently co -edited by Elsie M. Walker and David T. Johnson, Department of English, Salisbury State University, Maryland.
web site: www.salisbury.edu/LFQ/
Quarterly Review of Film & Video
Publishes critical, historical, and theoretical essays, book reviews, and interviews in the area of moving image studies including film, video, and digital imagery studies, Contributions from diverse critical, theoretical, and historical perspectives are welcomed.
Editors - in - Chief Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audry Foster, Department of English, Film Studies Program, U of Nebraska-Lincoln.
PostScript: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Edited by Gerald Duchovnay (Texas A&M, Commerce), this journal is a handsome product which explores film seriously and successfully translates its messages into the humanities curriculum with very little jargon. A source which is both scholarly in content and artistic in form, it considers articles on acting, film music, film history, American studies and film. Carries in-depth interviews with writers and directors.
The General Editor attends SWTX PCA/ACA meetings and participates in the special session with editors. Participants are urged to speak with him.
Contact: Gerald Duchovnay at Gerald_Duchovnay@tamu-commerce.edu
Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture
ELUDAMOS is an international, multi-disciplined, biannual e-journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles that theoretically and/or empirically deal with digital games in their manifold appearances and their sociocultural-historical contexts. ELUDAMOS positions itself as a publication that fundamentally transgresses disciplinary boundaries. The aim is to join questions about and approaches to computer games from decidedly heterogeneous scientific contexts (for example cultural studies, media studies, (art) history, sociology, (social) psychology, and semiotics) and, thus, to advance the interdisciplinary discourse on digital games.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture