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

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wittern-Keller
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Updated call for papers on The City in "The Documentary Tradition."


2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
November 8-12, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
Dallas, Texas


"The City" is conceived by the conference organizers as an expansive and =
open area. Along with traditional documentary such as Ric Burns's "New =
York," papers will consider topics ranging from Michael Moore's use of =
urban space to Vertov's urban setting in "Man With a Movie Camera" and =
Ruttman's "Berlin." Please direct questions about the suitability of =
topics to me at WitternKellerL_at_uncw.edu. Or send individual paper =
proposals or full panel proposals (three papers) to =
WitternKellerL_at_uncw.edu by July 20, 2006.=20


Plenary sessions at the conference will include:

Raymond Fielding, dean of scholars when it comes to the study of the =
newsreel and

            author of "The American Newsreel: A Complete History."


Betsy McLane, co-author of "A New History of Documentary Film," a major =
work in the

            field of the genre.


Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell, documentary filmmakers with =
oeuvre devoted to the ethnic experience in

            America and the experience of women. (www.mediaprojects.org)


Glenn Marcus and historians who researched "March of the Bonus Army" for =
PBS. This session will feature detailed discussions

            of writing history with the pen and the camera stylo.


James Welsh, Editor (Emeritus) of the Literature/Film Quarterly will =
chair a special session of film journal editors to talk with

            participants about publication opportunities and goals.


Complete information on the 2006 Film and History Conference may be =
found at http://filmandhistory.org.



Laura Wittern-Keller, Ph.D.

Department of History, UNC Wilmington

601 S. College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-5957



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