FILM & HISTORY has a lot to offer on…
Topic: fake footage, re-enactments, misuse of archival film, etc.
There have been a number of postings on these topics recently
and we are all delighted to hear that teachers are concerned
about such uses of film in historical and propaganda works.
Just for the record, "Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal
of Film and Television Studies" has been publishing articles on
this topic since 1970 when John E. O'Connor founded the publication;
the journal continues such discussions at each and every meeting
of the American Historical Association meeting as well as at meetings
of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations.
We welcome scholars to these discussions and welcome renewed
interest in these topics. Check out the "Film & History" web site where a
word-searchable TOC for all 33 years of the journal will prove of interest;
check your library and DO become a subscriber. At that point, we would hope that
you will want to contribute book reviews and articles.
Finally, our next conference will consider this topic. "War in Film, TV,
and History" will take place in November of 2004—yes, 2004. Our
web site has a plenitude of information on the event. This kind of meeting'
might be a great launch point for many into this field of study.
Peter C. Rollins
_Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies_
(Web site: www.filmandhistory.org)
RR 3 Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
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Comments: Individual subscription information on the web site
as well as information and FAQ's about the CD-ROMs. There are
also discussion items and essays on Saving Private Ryan, Amistad,
CNN's Cold War, and a host of other topics. The Table of Contents
for the last thirty years is there as well. The last two issues deal with
The Holocaust in Film and the next two issues (2003) will focus on
the Western in a follow through from our Kansas City conference during
November of 2002. (The first of the two was mailed in July, 2003.)
Next conference is scheduled for 11-14 November 2004--yes, 2004--
and will focus on "War in Film, TV, and History," in Dallas
Texas. We are looking for energetic people to serve as Area Chairs
and will put a list of existing and available Area Chair topics on
the web site in the near future. Some basic information is on the
web site right now. Check it out at
The conference site is pictured at
Past issues of Film & History have been devoted to World War II, The Gulf War,
and many individual articles over the years have surveyed the propaganda,
feature, and television dramas about War. It is a popular and pervasive
genre--second only to The Western, the topic of our last conference.
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu