CFP: The Documentary Tradition: Public Health and Safety (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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2006 Film and History League Conference
The Documentary Tradition
Call for Papers: Public Health & Safety
8-12 November, 2006
Dallas, Texas
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>From the 1920s, early health and safety films closely paralleled documentary filmmaking; engaging in fictional and non-fictional narratives of public bodies and national identities. In the postwar era these films, generally government funded, popularized ideals of world health. Visual representations depicted, often scientifically, cultures degrading morality, racial impurity, or sexual degeneracy as being responsible for the spread of disease. The cinema of hygiene and injury has fed anxious populations who embraced alien invasions and feared invisible contaminants. Public health and safety films continue to evolve from this matrix of subtly changing cultural boundaries, shifting sexual identities, and ever growing global incursions into the private sphere of the public body.
We are inviting submissions on all aspects of public health and safety as it relates to the documentary tradition. Deadline for submission is August 15, 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.
Send all inquires and proposals to:
E. Coulter-Smith
+44 (0) 1782 294415
+44 (0) 1782 294762
Postal Address:-
Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
Staffordshire University
P.O.Box 661
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2XW
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1782 294762

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