UPDATE: Silent Film (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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

Deadline Extended to 15 August 2006

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CALL FOR PAPERS (Update)

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2006 Film and History League Conference

"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November 2006
<http://www.filmandhistory.org <http://www.filmandhistory.org/> >

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AREA: Silent Film

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"Silent film" covers a vast terrain, from early cinema to the =
"transitional
period" (1908 - 1917) to the "late silent" era. During this formative =
time,
the term "documentary" was coined and a vast number of forms, from
actualities to city symphonies to travelogues and feature-length
documentaries, were a regular part of an evening's entertainment in
vaudeville and movie theaters and other venues.

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This area seeks panels and individual submissions on all aspects of =
silent
era documentaries, including but definitely not limited to:

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- Individual Films=20

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- Filmmakers (Flaherty, Vertov, Cooper, Strand, etc.)

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- City symphonies

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- Travelogues

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- Actualities

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- Ethnography

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- Silent era exhibition and distribution=20

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

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- Issues related to authenticity

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- "Cinema of Attractions"

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- Audiences

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- Music utilized for silent documentary film exhibition

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- Marketing of documentaries to audiences and the industry

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- Illustrated lectures and lecturers

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- Production, marketing, and/or exhibition of documentary films in a
specific country or region

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Please send proposals (200 to 300 words) and any inquiries via email to
rmelnick_at_movingimage.us or rmelnick_at_ucla.edu.=20

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Ross Melnick

Director of Research/Curator of the Collection

Museum of the Moving Image

35 Avenue at 36 Street=20

Astoria, New York 11106=20

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This area is part of Film & History's 2006 "The Documentary Tradition"
conference. The conference will be held November 8-12, 2006, at the =
Dolce
Conference Center in Dallas, TX, near the DFW airport. D.A. Pennebaker =
and
Chris Hegedus will be featured artists at the conference. Plenary =
sessions
will be conducted by Raymond Fielding, author of "The American Newsreel: =
A
Complete History," and Betsy McLane, co-author of "A New History of
Documentary Film." Sessions will also be held with 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),
and Glenn Marcus and historians who researched "March of the Bonus Army" =
for
PBS. In addition, 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.

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