CFP: Film and History: Women's Studies Area (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Tyrer
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2006 Film & History Conference
Women & The Documentary Tradition
Nov. 8-12, 2006
Dolce Conference Center * Dallas, TX

Call for Papers: Women & The Documentary Tradition

The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film asserts that documentary films
come from "every region of the world," crossing cultural,
sociopolitical, and gender boundaries. "Varying in style, technique,
editing, story-telling, narration, and intent, it is a medium that
records the cross-section of human experience, from monumental conflict
to simple lives lived day to day. It documents the events, pressures,
and institutions of modern society, records traditional cultural
practices, cultural changes, and captures the natural and animal world
in all their complexity" (2005). The Women's Studies Area of the Film &
History League's Conference invites proposals for individual papers,
panels, and/or roundtable discussions which highlight the documentary
tradition as it has explored and exposed women's issues, women as
subject, or women as filmmakers. Topics may include, but are not
limited to the following areas within the realm of women's studies:

* Women and ethnography, sociology, ethnicity
* Gender in nonfiction film
* Educational and industrial films
* Government sponsorship and political or social ideology
* Religion and spirituality
* National documentary film theories and schools
* Historical eras and coverage of historical events affecting
* Popular culture, concert films, music videos, sports, and
* Technique, technology, and cyberspace
* Documentary auteurs
* Women filmmakers
The Film and History League conference details can be found at 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.

Submit proposals via USPS or email attachments (preferred) to:
Pat Tyrer
English & Modern Languages
West Texas A&M University, Box 60908
Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Deadline for proposals: 15 August 2006

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