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Call For Papers: FIRST AND SECOND LADIES

(New deadline of 1 September..)

For The Film & History League Conference, November 10-12, 2000
AMERICAN PRESIDENTS IN FILM AND TV

Session :**Images: Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky,
Feminism, Film Theory, and First Ladies in Film**

I am putting together a panel on parallels in film and television
coverage of  the late Princess Diana of Wales and/or Monica Lewinski,
two enigmatic second ladies..  Possible topics include (but are
certainly not limited to) the following:

* Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Diana's Official State Visits to the
White House (with or w/o the Prince)
* Houses Bewitched: Diana and the Fall of the House of Windsor/Monica
and the Tarnished Image of the White House
* The Princess and the Loathly Lady: Expensive Baubles or Feminists for
Change?
* True Confessions: Monica's Interview with Barbara Walters and Diana's
Interview with the BBC
* Irreconcilable Differences: President Clinton's Address to the Nation
about Monica and the Queen's Address to the Nation After Diana's Death
* Truth or Consequences: Film Theory/Populist Filmic Politics Behind the
Portrayal of the Princess Diana and Monica Lewinski in
Movies/Documentaries About Them
* Sexual McCarthyism: Monica, President Clinton, and Ken Starr

Send a brief abstract (200-300 words)by 1 September, 2000, to:
Dr. Patricia L. Steed
Dept of English
Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ
Alva, OK 73717
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H: 580.327.2708
O: 580.327.8470 (voice mail)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Papers and panels are invited for the forthcoming conference on American
Presidents in Film, November 10-12, 2000 at the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library. Sponsored by the Film and History League, this
event already has panels on Lincoln, Roosevelt, JFK, and "imaginary
presidents." Join such famous scholars as John Tibbetts, Jim Welsh,
Ernest Giglio, Ron Briley, Gary Edgerton, Bruce Dennett in a three-day
event which will lead to publication (of selected articles) in an
anthology from a major university press.

There is even a credit option via California State U--Northridge for
attending the conference, conducting prescribed readings, and producing
a log of substance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SITE, ACCCOMODATIONS, etc
Visit the Film and History League website at
 http://h-net2.msu.edu/~filmhis/histleague/index.htm

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Patricia L. Steed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
NWOSU Web Page: http://www.nwosu.edu/English/drsteed.htm
Personal Web Page: http://www.alvant.alva.ok.us/plsteed/alvapage.htm

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