The Korean War in Film and Memory
WAR IN FILM, TV, AND HISTORY
November 11 - 14, 2004
Location: Dolce International Conference Destination, operated by Dolce
and American Airlines. In Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.
Regarded as the "forgotten" war of the Cold War Era, memories of the Korean
War today are quickly fading from public awareness-despite the current
crisis on the Korean peninsula. To rekindle analysis of the Korean War
through Hollywood films, the Korean War area seeks papers/presentations.
Films such as Battlehymn (1957, starring Rock Hudson); Steel Helmet (dir.
Sam Fuller,1951); The Bridges at Toko - Ri (1955, starring William Holden);
For the Boys (1991, starring Bette Midler); The Manchurian Candidate (1962
starring Frank Sinatra) M*A*S*H (1970, starring Elliott Gould) among many
others provide a rationale for discussing the importance and far ranging
consequences of the Korean War.
Film topics may include but are not limited to:
the horrors and nightmares of war
racial/gender issues in wartime
the Cold War and its implications for "brainwashing" patriotic
the novelty-and tension-of limited war
Send a 150 (Word Format via email attachment) word abstract by July 30, 2004 to the address below.
The Film & History League, with the Literature/Film Association, will be
holding its conference on "War in Film, Television, and History" during
November 11 - 14, 2004, near Dallas, TX. Full details on the location,
registration, procedures, and additional area topics can be found on the website: www.filmhistory.org. Deadline for all proposals is July 30, 2004.
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