CFP: Documentaries vs. Features (8/1/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
keith wheelock
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Call for Papers

2006 Film & History Conference on


8-12 November, 2006

Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, Texas

AREA: Documentary vs. Feature Interpretations

DEADLINE: August 1, 2006

The objective of a documentary differs greatly from that of a feature
film intended

for a cinema audience. We are soliciting proposals that select
documentaries and

feature films that permit a scholarly assessment of the purposes of both
and of how

well they achieve their historical and/or mass audience objectives.

A presenter can choose: a single documentary and feature film, exploring
in depth

the rationale of each. [The History Channel's History vs. Hollywood
series reflects

one aspect of such an approach.]; or several documentaries and one or
more feature

films; or documentaries and feature films from more than one country.

    So far there are eight proposals accepted on a diversity of
subjects, including four on aspects of "Orientalism," and

others on the end of the Third Reich, Hiroshima and the bomb, and
deducing 'credible' history between specific feature

films and documentaries. There will be at least three panels within the
scope of Documentary

vs. Feature Interpretations. Our intention is to permit wide latitude
for potential

presenters who seek innovative approaches to this broad-ranging subject.

Send all inquiries and proposals to:

Keith Wheelock

325 Mountain View Road

Skillman, NJ 08558

Tel: (609)466-5968

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