Call for Papers
2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
AREA: Michael Moore
Attention to Michael Moore's status as a controversial celebrity
political activist has eclipsed consideration of him as a leading
documentary film director. We are seeking submissions which examine
Moore's relationship to various documentary styles or sub-genres, e.g.
cinema verite, compilation film, mockumentary, firstperson documentary,
essay film, etc. Submissions which focus on his ethical practice,
within the always contested norms of documentary filmmaking, are also
Deadline for submission is July 25, 2006.
The Film and History League conference details can be found at
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.
Send all inquires and proposals to
Dr. Jeffrey Chown
Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
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