CFP: Errol Morris (7/21/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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Lou Thompson
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Call for Papers

2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"

AREA: Errol Morris

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris is known for winning the 2005 Academy
Award for Best Documentary for The Fog of War; for his 1998 film The Thin
Blue Line, which both resulted in the release of death-row inmate Randall
Adams and introduced the now-familiar dramatic reenactment; and for his
device known as the Interrotron, which allows direct eye contact
(ostensibly) between the subject and the spectator. He is a leading
contemporary practitioner in "the documentary tradition."

We are inviting submissions on all aspects of the non-fiction work of Errol
Morris, including his full-length documentaries, his television series First
Person, and his ads for the Move On/Kerry campaign.

Deadline for submission is July 21, 2006. Earlier electronic submissions
250-word abstracts are preferred.

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.

Send all inquires and proposals to

Dr. Lou Thompson
Department of English, Speech,
     and Foreign Languages
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204
Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
Professor of English
Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204

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