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>From: "Ross Melnick" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Silent Film (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: Silent Film
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>"Silent film" covers a vast terrain, from early cinema to the "transitional
>period" (1908 - 1917) to the "late silent" era. During this formative time,
>the term "documentary" was coined and a vast number of forms, from
>actualities to city symphonies to travelogues and feature-length
>documentaries, were a regular part of an evening's entertainment in
>vaudeville and movie theaters and other venues.
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>This area seeks panels and individual submissions on all aspects of silent
>era documentaries, including but definitely not limited to:
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>-	Individual Films
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>-	Filmmakers (Flaherty, Vertov, Cooper, Strand, etc.)
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>-	City symphonies
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>-	Travelogues
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>-	Actualities
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>-	Ethnography
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>-	Silent era exhibition and distribution
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>-	Depictions of national identity, race, ethnicity, gender and/or
>sexuality
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>-	Issues related to authenticity
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>-	"Cinema of Attractions"
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>-	Audiences
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>-	Music utilized for silent documentary film exhibition
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>-	Marketing of documentaries to audiences and the industry
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>-	Illustrated lectures and lecturers
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>-	The production (and/or exhibition) of documentary films in a
>specific country or region
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>Please 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.
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>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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