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Welcome to the Desert of the Reel!

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The discussion of deserts in film is usually sidelined and overshadowed by the focus on a set of 'key concepts' in Film Studies, but hardly ever considered independently. Unlike gangsters, zombies, buddies, detectives, vampires and even hammers; deserts have never been upgraded to a film genre in into own right. The discussion of the significance of the desert in U.S. culture does not just reposition primitive and postmodern desert landscapes at the heart of American Studies; it also leads Film Studies into the bare spaces that it has depicted and dramatized throughout its history. The encounter of Film Studies and American Studies in the desert expands the threshold concepts in these respective disciplines.

How can American Studies lead to similar paradigmatic shifts in Film Studies and vice versa? This is the proposed question for discussion.
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Westlati, Hager. "Welcome to the Desert of the Reel!" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico, <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p244465_index.html>

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Westlati, H. "Welcome to the Desert of the Reel!" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p244465_index.html

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Abstract: The discussion of deserts in film is usually sidelined and overshadowed by the focus on a set of 'key concepts' in Film Studies, but hardly ever considered independently. Unlike gangsters, zombies, buddies, detectives, vampires and even hammers; deserts have never been upgraded to a film genre in into own right. The discussion of the significance of the desert in U.S. culture does not just reposition primitive and postmodern desert landscapes at the heart of American Studies; it also leads Film Studies into the bare spaces that it has depicted and dramatized throughout its history. The encounter of Film Studies and American Studies in the desert expands the threshold concepts in these respective disciplines.

How can American Studies lead to similar paradigmatic shifts in Film Studies and vice versa? This is the proposed question for discussion.


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