CALL FOR PAPERS
2006 Film and History League Conference: "The Documentary Tradition"
8-12 November, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
AREA: Robert J. Flaherty
Traditionally considered to be documentary cinema=92s defining text,
Robert J. Flaherty=92s Nanook of the North (1922) has both an iconic and
problematic status in contemporary studies of non-fiction film.
Flaherty himself has been a figure similarly revered and reviled in
equal measure for his genre-defying mixture of observational
documentation and romantic reconstruction. As a flashpoint for debates
about documentary film ethics and ethnographic representation, as well