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>From: "Cheryl Greene" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Avant-Garde Films (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)
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>Call for Papers
>The Documentary Tradition
>2006 Film and History Conference
>November 8-12, 2006
>Dallas, TX
>Deadline: July 25, 2006
>
>AREA: Avant-garde
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>ýThe Documentary Traditionţ has a rich history with alternative cinematic
>forms. In particular, the avant-garde movement contested traditional forms
>of cinema and documentary through critical filmmaking and modernist film
>theory regarding the production of film. After WWI, filmmakers stretched
>the limits of cinema.  Later, artists such as Marie Mencken, Maya Deren,
>and Stan Brakhage figure prominently in the historical rise of an
>independent American cinema that arose in the period between WWII and
>culminated in the 1960Ýs. The early avant-garde cinema interrogated
>documentary realism in search of connecting the ways aesthetics and ethics
>intertwine in the directorÝs field of vision. Maya Deren commented, ýThe
>form proper of film is, for me, accomplished Í so that the reality which
>emerges is a new one ˝ one which only film can achieve.ţ Questioning the
>film standard of ýreality,ţ  the avant-garde movement challenged the stark
>realism of WWII documentaries, but how did this influence the aesthetics of
>the documentary tradition? And as a result what new cinematic forms emerged
>out of this cinematic art society?
>
>Possible topics for consideration include, but are not limited to:
>     * Anthropological and ethnographic influences
>     * Alternative film practices
>     * Poetics and the avant-garde
>     * American avant-garde filmmakers
>     * New Criticism
>     * Feminism and avant-garde films
>     * Ritual in documentary
>     * Ethics, art, and film practices
>
>The Film and History League conference details can be found
>at  ww.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.
>
>Proposals for either individual papers or complete panels (3-4) papers are
>welcomed, and submissions may be made in either electronic or hard copy
>format. Please send panel proposals and/or 300 word paper abstracts by July
>25, 2006, to:
>
>Cheryl Greene, Chair for Avant-garde Area
>450 Serra Mall, Margaret Jacks Hall
>Building 460, rm. 223
>Stanford University
>Stanford, CA 94305
>
>Phone 650 725-8919
>Email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>Film and History Website: http://www.h-net.org/~filmhis/index.html

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