2006 Film & History Conference
The Documentary Tradition
8-12 November 2006
Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, TX
AREA: The 1960s
Post-1960s Hollywood treatments of America in the sixties tend to either demonize the period as nihilistic and misguided (see Forrest Gump & The Big Chill) or lament it as lost utopia (see The Ballad of Jack and Rose). To what degree do historical documentaries such as Making Sense of the Sixties and Berkeley in the Sixties contribute to, or complicate, these now stereotypical filmic interpretations of the turbulent decade? The Film and History League invites papers that examine documentary representations of this iconic era. It also welcomes papers that explore documentary films created in the 1960s. As a period of rich and varied experimental and documentary film production much of it yet to be analyzed this area hopes to open doors of investigation into an important phase of the evolution of the genre of documentary.
Inquiries for this area have included papers on 1960s rock documentaries; reflections on Japanese interment in early 1970s documentary film and more.
Send proposals (200 to 400 words)and questions to:
Deadline for submission is July 25, 2006.
The Film and History League conference details can be found at www.filmandhistory.org. The meeting will run from 8-12 November, 2006 in the Dolce Conference Center near the DFW airport. A spectrum of other areas can be found on the website.
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