Call for Papers
War in Film, Television, and History
November 11-14, 2004
Area CFP: Alfred Hitchcock, World War II, and the Cold War
While highly regarded as a master of the Hollywood film, Alfred
Hitchcock’s critics and biographers continue to question his interest
in the culture and events surrounding his life and films. Indeed,
many of his films continue to resist historical readings. The Film
and History League invites you to consider giving a presentation that
investigates this trend in Hitchcock criticism and explores the
intersections of his cinematic output with the events of World War II
and/or the Cold War. How do Hitchcock’s films engage with these two
pivotal events of the twentieth century? To what degree does
Hitchcock comment on the politics of the period? How does
Hitchcock’s “wrong man” scenario reflect ideologies of the Cold War?
Does a film like Shadow of a Doubt have something to say about World
War II? Do films like Rebecca and Notorious contribute to the popular
WWII “woman’s picture”?
Hitchcock’s world of spies, villains, and international intrigue
continues to be one of the richest cinematic oeuvres, and we invite
you to contribute to its growing body of criticism by attending our
conference. The Film and History League, with the Literature/Film
Association, will be holding its conference on “War in Film,
Television, and History” during November 11-14, 2004 near Dallas, TX.
Full details on the location, registration procedures, and additional
area topics can be found on the website www.filmandhistory.org.
Deadline for proposals is July 30, 2004.
Please email your abstracts (200-300 words) to [log in to unmask]
Film and History Conference
Area Chair for Alfred Hitchcock, World War II, and the Cold War
Oklahoma State University
205 Morrill Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
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