Where do you find details on controversial films in connection with
history? Not surprisingly, in a journal which has been addressing this
topic for over thirty (30) years, FILM & HISTORY: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY
JOURNAL OF FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIES.
The web site for Film & History has the table of contents for the last
30 years of so and can be searched with a Control-F option on the
The journal is published semi-annually and covers films of all stripes.
Two years ago, we did a series on THE COLD WAR; more recently,
we published to issues on THE HOLOCAUST. The issues for the
forthcoming year are on THE AMERICAN WEST.
I know that Robert Rosenstone is aware of the journal; indeed, he
is a member of the Editorial Board and attends our sessions at the
annual American Historical Association meetings. On the other hand,
subscribers may not be as familiar with our publication and we welcome
them aboard the Film & History juggernaut.
Here is the web address:
A google search will bring us up as the first four entries.
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.
Next conference is in Fall of 2004 on "War in Film, TV, and History"
at a location yet to be determined. 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.
Past issues of Film & History have been devoted to World War II, The Gulf
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.
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