DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 1 for The City in "The Documentary Tradition."
2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
November 8-12, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
“The City” is conceived by the conference organizers as an expansive and open area. Along with traditional documentary such as Ric Burns’s “New York,” papers will consider topics ranging from Michael Moore’s use of urban space to Vertov’s urban setting in “Man With a Movie Camera” and Ruttman’s “Berlin” and fictional accounts of urban documentary. Please direct questions about the suitability of topics to me at WitternKellerL@uncw.edu. Or send individual paper proposals or full panel proposals (three papers) to WitternKellerL@uncw.edu by August 1, 2006.
Plenary sessions at the conference will include: Raymond Fielding, dean of scholars when it comes to the study of the newsreel and author of “The American Newsreel: A Complete History”; Betsy McLane, co-author of “A New History of Documentary Film,” a major work in the field of the genre; Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell, documentary filmmakers with oeuvre devoted to the ethnic experience in America and the experience of women (www.mediaprojects.org); Glenn Marcus and historians who researched “March of the Bonus Army” for PBS (This session will feature detailed discussions of writing history with the pen and the camera stylo); James Welsh, Editor (Emeritus) of the Literature/Film Quarterly will chair a special session of film journal editors to talk with participants about publication opportunities and goals.
Complete information on the 2006 Film and History Conference may be found at: http://filmandhistory.org
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5957
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