CFP: 1960s Documentary Film (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria McGrath
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Call for Papers
2006 Film & History Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
8-12 November 2006
Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, TX

AREA: The 1960s
Post-1960s Hollywood treatments of America in the "sixties" tend to either
demonize the period as nihilistic and misguided (see Forrest Gump & The Big
Chill) or lament it as lost utopia (see The Ballad of Jack and Rose). To
what degree do historical documentaries such as Making Sense of the Sixties
and Berkeley in the Sixties contribute to, or complicate, these now
stereotypical filmic interpretations of the turbulent decade? The Film and
History League invites papers that examine documentary representations of
this iconic era. It also welcomes papers that explore documentary films
created in the 1960s. As a period of rich and varied experimental and
documentary film production—much of it yet to be analyzed—this area hopes
to open doors of investigation into an important phase of the evolution of
the genre of documentary.

Send proposals (200 to 400 words) and inquiries to:
Dr. Maria McGrath
Department of History
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA 16335
Deadline for submission is July 25, 2006.
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.

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