CFP: World War I (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/08/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ross Melnick
contact email: 
rmelnick@ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November 2006
<http://www.filmandhistory.org>

AREA: World War I

Early film historian Terry Ramsaye once wrote that World War I "contributed
nothing whatever to the art of the motion picture." This call for papers
asks whether Ramsaye's dismissal was warranted or whether, like much of
World War I filmmaking, the production of newsreels, documentaries,
propaganda films, etc. had a much wider impact on international film
production and exhibition than previously considered.

This area seeks panels and individual submissions on all aspects of World
War I documentaries, including but definitely not limited to:

- Individual films and filmmakers

- National cinemas

- Wartime newsreels

- Coverage of specific battles

- Film exhibition during the war

- International distribution during this period

- Depictions of national identity, race, ethnicity, gender and/or
sexuality

- Use of "real" footage in WWI fiction films

- Patriotic music utilized for war film exhibition

- The production (and/or exhibition) of WWI documentaries and
newsreels in a specific country or region

- The Committee on Public Information / CPI's "Official War Review"

- Post-war documentaries about WWI

- Propaganda

Send proposals (200 to 400 words) and inquiries via email to:

Ross Melnick
Director of the Collection
Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Astoria, New York 11106

rmelnick_at_movingimage.us or rmelnick_at_ucla.edu

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 will
evolve on the web site over time.

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