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>From: "Ross Melnick" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The Newsreel (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/08/06-11/12/06)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
>2006 Film and History League Conference
>"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November 2006
><http://www.filmandhistory.org>
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>AREA: The Newsreel
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>Despite its integral role in shaping (inter)national debates, and its
>presence in motion picture theaters for over half a century, the newsreel
>has often received scant scholarly attention. But from its depictions of
>war, politics, poverty, race, gender, and every other facet of life to its
>presence in motion picture theaters and newsreel-only venues, the newsreel
>was an indelible part of the motion picture experience.
>
>This area seeks panels and individual submissions on all aspects of the
>newsreel, including but definitely not limited to:
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>-	Newsreel depictions of national identity, race, ethnicity, gender,
>and/or sexuality
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>-	Representations of events/issues/individuals
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>-	The production (and/or exhibition) of newsreels in a specific
>country or region
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>-	Issues related to authenticity in newsreels
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>-	Censorship
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>-	Examinations of newsreel companies, producers, camera operators
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>-	Newsreel distribution and/or exhibition
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>-	Wartime newsreels
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>-	Politics and the newsreel
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>-	Newsreel distribution to television
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>-	Fox Movietone News, Hearst Metrotone News, etc.
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>-	Music utilized in newsreel production and/or exhibition
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>-	Newsreel reporting of entertainment, sports and other events
>
>Send proposals (200 to 400 words) and inquiries via email to:
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>Ross Melnick
>Director of the Collection
>Museum of the Moving Image
>35 Avenue at 36 Street
>Astoria, New York 11106
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>Deadline for submission is July 25, 2006.
>
>The Film and History League conference details can be found at
>www.filmandhistory.org. 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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