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Tobias Hochscherf <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 2 Oct 2006 12:31:07 +0100
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Call for Contributions: Website on Controversial Films

In a special section of the "Film & History" website
( we seek to
offer an informed, balanced and scholarly approach to controversial films.
The term 'controversial' may be understood in a broad way as productions
that prompt, are marked by or are capable of arousing controversy. Although
we are particularly interested in contemporary films we also welcome
contributions on 'older' films like The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
or Pier Paolo Pasolini's Saḷ or The 120 Days of Sodom (Italy, 1975), which
was released in Britain not until 25 years after it was made. Inasmuch as we
appreciate contributions by historians we, in the tradition of the Film &
History journal, invite scholars from other fields to contribute to the
controversial films section. Past contributions include articles and/or
comments on  
"Will California Elect a Superhero?: Candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger Taps
Film Myths"
"Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, USA 2005)"
"The Road To Guantánamo (Michael Winterbottom/Mat Whitecross, 2006): A
"Propaganda Tactics and Fahrenheit 911"

| Rules & Contact Information | 
The Editors of the website for Film & History reserve the right to use or
reject postings for a variety of reasons: inflammatory content, ad hominem
attack, or "thumbs up/thumbs down" criticisms will not be posted on the
site. In some cases, postings will be redundant of existing statements on
the site and, while appreciated, will not be posted. Finally, there are
always the je ne sais quoi postings which will be returned to the authors.

| Posting | 
In most cases, we will solicit contributions, but anyone wanting to
participate should send a cover note with a clear identification of
geographical location, institutional affiliation and rank, departmental
office phone number and most reliable personal phone number. Of course, the
email address should be prominent. Please do not submit anything without
such information.

| Format | 
Use endnotes and parenthetical citations. Have a Works Cited section at the
end of the article. Use detailed and scholarly citations so that readers can
pursue your ideas and sources properly in the spirit of scholarship. When
web materials have been used, please cite properly.
See the John Lawrence article on Arnold Schwarzenegger as a model of such an
essay, written in the proper format. For further guidance, see the following

Please send articles, not exceeding 2000 words, along with a brief
biographical note to either 

Christoph Laucht ([log in to unmask])
University of Liverpool
School of Modern Languages (German)
Modern Languages Building
Chatham Street
Liverpool, L69 7ZR
United Kingdom 

Tobias Hochscherf ([log in to unmask])
Northumbria University
Media and Communication
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Lipman Building
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

The exact address of the controversial films page is

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