Peter C. Rollins writes...
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Date: Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM
Subject: Film and History vs. Film History: Two Fine Journals with
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Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:22:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Film History not the same as Film & History, but both are good!
Congratulations to Film History and to Indiana University for accessing the
famed film journal. Kudos to all as the journal moves into a new future
with articles about motion pictures and the history of the medium.
It might be helpful as a footnote to indicate that FILM HISTORY is not the
same as FILM & HISTORY,
although the two are often conflated, sometimes by authors who submit
articles. (I once encountered an irate author at an AHA meeting who
for not reviewing his submission in a timely way. Since I always blame
myself in such encounters, I went home and searched everywhere for the
article. Finally, I called the author to ask about the focus of the piece
then realized that he had sent it to FILM HISTORY (at that time at
Rutgers) and not FILM & HISTORY (at that time at OSU-Stillwater). One of
quite a laugh over the confusion.
So....FILM HISTORY will now be located at the University of Indiana--which
already has some important journals like the AHR in its quiver.
And here is the address for Film & History.
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies
Film & History is under the editorship of Loren PQ Baybrook of the English
department, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh [log in to unmask]
(mailto:[log in to unmask]) Director of Communications
is Cynthia Miller [log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask])
Each of these journals has a distinct mission which will be limned on the
web sites. Film History has its eye on the evolution of film from a
historical perspective. Film & History examines film against the background
history--as understood by historians. Both journals are of the highest
quality, of course.
Anyone interested in Film & History should attend the biennial meeting in
September, 2012. The web site has a full panoply of areas for papers at
the meeting in Milwaukee.
With fastidious distinctions,
Peter C. Rollins
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