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CFP: Medieval Films at War (7/30/04; Dallas, TX 11/11-14/04)

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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Call For Papers WAR IN FILM, TV, AND HISTORY 11-14 November 2004 www.filmandhistory.org MEDIEVAL FILMS AREA CFP: MEDIEVAL FILMS AT WAR The Film & History
    Message 1 of 1 , May 12, 2004
      Call For Papers

      WAR IN FILM, TV, AND HISTORY

      11-14 November 2004

      www.filmandhistory.org

      MEDIEVAL FILMS AREA CFP: MEDIEVAL FILMS AT WAR

      The Film & History League, with the Literature/Film Association, will be
      holding its conference on "War in Film, Television, and History" during
      November 11-14, 2004, near Dallas, Texas. Full details on the location,
      registration procedures, and additional area topics can be found on the web
      site at <www.filmandhistory.org>.

      This year's conference explores how wars have been presented in film and
      television programming. War has long been a popular subject for filmmakers,
      and we recognize that war and films about war are not limited to the modern
      era. Other historical epochs, from the hostilities of Biblical times and
      classical antiquity to the battles of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and
      eighteenth centuries, also have much to offer film audiences. In particular,
      the Middle Ages, a thousand-year expanse of human history, is a period beset
      with conflicts that have been transferred to the medium of film, and
      filmgoers have experienced the medieval period in approximately six hundred
      films that show Western Europeans in struggle with outside threats (such as
      Arabic, Asiatic, Germanic, or Scandinavian "invaders") as well as in
      contention with each other over heresies, schisms, or the desire for
      territory.

      The Medieval Films Area seeks proposals for inclusion at this year's
      conference under the general theme of "Medieval Films at War". Presentations
      submitted for the Medieval Films Area must address some aspect of war or
      warfare in medieval, Arthurian, or pseudo-medieval film. Papers should also
      illustrate how the production relates to history or historiography, and the
      guidelines for the journal Film & History (reproduced below) offer some
      suggestions for investigating this aspect of medieval film:

      * Analysis of individual films and/or television programs from a historical
      perspective (viewing the films/programs as historical artifacts)

      * Survey of documents related to the production of films (how films move
      from
      initial ideas to the finished screen version)

      * Analysis of history as explored through film (using film critically in the
      classroom)

      Please submit proposals to the area chair at the address listed below.
      Deadline for proposals is 30 July 2004. For your convenience, a select
      bibliography devoted to the study of medieval film appears online as
      Medieval Studies at the Movies at
      <http://KingArthurForever.home.att.net/msam.htm>.

      Chair for Medieval Films Area:
      Michael A. Torregrossa
      34 Second Street
      Smithfield, RI 02917-3627
      mtorregrossa@...
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