CFP: The City in Documentary (7/20/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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Wittern-Keller, Laura
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Call for Papers


2006 Film & History Conference

"The Documentary Tradition"

8-12 November, 2006

Dolce Conference Center - Dallas, TX

Deadline: July 20, 2006



AREA: The City


The cityscape has always featured prominently in fiction films. How has
the city and the urban experience been interpreted in documentaries,
docudramas, and propaganda films? The Film & History League calls for
papers examining the role of the city in documentary and its many
permutations as well as the role of the documentary in our understanding
of the city. We invite submissions that explore the examination and
portrayal of urban subjects in the documentary. The Film & History
conference is particularly interested in how documentaries reflect or
influence history and current political discourse as well as how our
understanding of urban history has been shaped by documentaries.


Send your proposal (200 to 400 words) to Dr. Laura Wittern-Keller, Film
& History Conference Area Chair, Department of History, University of
North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC
28403-5957. Email to Panel proposals, for up to
four presenters, are also welcome. The panel proposal should include a
title and abstract with each individual submitting a separate paper
proposal. Deadline: July 20, 2006.


This Area, comprising multiple panels, is a part of the Film and History
League's "The Documentary Tradition" conference for 2006. See the Film
& History web site ( for details about the
upcoming meetings and about other areas of scholarship. Guest artists:
D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.=20

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