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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 Jan 1996 22:27:07 CST
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This is originally from Chuck Kleinhans and was forwarded by Jeremy Butler.
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Author:  [log in to unmask] (Chuck Kleinhans)
Date:    1/22/96 9:12 PM
Here is a call for panel proposals for the next Visible Evidence Conference
which will be in Cardiff, Wales, UK in August.  In 97 it will probably be
at Northwestern U, hosted by me.
From: [log in to unmask] (Michael Renov)
Subject: Call for Vis Ev IV panels: Please Post
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>Date:         Mon, 22 Jan 1996 12:51:24 PST
>Subject:      Call for Vis Ev IV panels
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>The following is a copy of the call for panels for Vis EV IV:
>                             VISIBLE EVIDENCE FOUR
>          Strategies and Practices in Documentary Film and Video
>We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Visible
>Evidence Conference will take place at the Centre for
>Journalism Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff from
>Thursday-Sunday, 15-18 August, 1996.  This is the first time
>that the conference will be held outside the United States and
>in a European venue.
>Visible Evidence is committed to a unique format: it is a
>small event (with a limited number of three person, non-
>competing panels) with much time devoted to dialogue and
>exchange among the attendees.  There are also screenings of
>independent films and videos.  The conference is meant to
>foster productive interdisciplinary cross-talk as well as
>promote exchanges among scholars, teachers and producers.
>The selection process for panels and presenters will take
>place in two stages.  Following this announcement, the program
>committee will select panel topics and chairpersons as well as
>a limited number of preconstituted panels.  The program
>committee will then send out another announcement calling for
>paper proposals for the non-preconstituted panels.  AT THIS
>Panel proposals should be brief (250-500 words) and should
>include a short bibliography and some evidence of the
>proposer's expertise in the research area.  For preconstituted
>panels, the panel organiser should submit an abstract for the
>panel, brief abstracts (250 words) for each of the three panel
>papers and some information about the proposed panelists
>(institutional affiliation, publications, films, etc.)  Panel
>chairs may deliver papers in addition to chairing panels.
>Michael Renov                      Roberta E. Pearson
>School of Cinema-Television        Centre for Journalism
>University of Southern             Studies
>California                         Univ. of Wales, Cardiff
>Los Angeles, CA                    Bute Building/Cathays Park
>USA                                Cardiff, CF1 3NB
>90089-2211                         UK
>fax: 001-213-740-9471              fax: 44(0)1222238832
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]              e-mail:[log in to unmask]
>Two copies of all materials must be submitted, one to Renov
>and one to Pearson.  If at all possible, please e-mail your
>proposal.  Future mailings will call for paper proposals and
>include information on housing, registration fees and special
>events.                           POTENTIAL PANEL TOPICS
>The following is a list of potential topics.  We emphasize
>that the panel proposals need not conform to these
>suggestions.  They are offered as indications of some of the
>most promising and/or under-researched directions of inquiry
>in the field of non-fiction media studies.
>1) early non-fiction cinema (silent cinema, particularly
>before World War I)
>2) Economic and institutional histories of the documentary
>3) Indigenous media
>4) Non-western documentary practices
>5) Race, identities and documentary practice
>6) Documentary historiography
>7) the history of documentary technology
>8) documentary and the journalistic tradition
>9) Documenting queerness
>10) Bazin reconsidered
>11) the photographic real
>12) new ethnographies: documenting selves and others
>13) philosopical critiques of "non-fiction" definitions and
>14) the historical documentary
>15) critiques of the documentary compilation film as history
>16) documentary precursors -- cinematic and otherwise
>17) Feminist theory and documentary film and video
>18) fantasies of reality and virtuality
>19) audible evidence: documentary music and soundtracks
>20) studies of documentary activism
>21) nationalism(s) in documentary
>22) documenting the wars of the New World Order: Bosnia,
>Somalia; Haiti; reproductive rights; etc.
>In keeping with the conference venue, we would be interested
>in panels or papers that focus on these topics within a
>European perspective, although this is meant to be inclusive
>rather than exclusive.  We also invite the participation of
>scholars from fields other than film or television studies:
>anthropology; communications and media studies; engineerings;
>fine arts; history; journalism; law; literature; medicine;
>musicology; philosophy; sociology.
Chuck Kleinhans
Associate Professor, Radio/Television/Film,
Northwestern University
1905 Sheridan Rd. Evanson IL 60208
Best phone: 312-871-5742  (area code changes in April)
fax: 847-467-2389
Jan 3, 1996-Sept 6, 1996:
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