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CALL FOR PAPERS

American Presidency on Film National Conference:  Presidents and Nuclear
Crises Panel

I am organizing a panel on Presidents and Nuclear Crises for the American
Presidency on Film National Conference, which will take place from November
10-12, 2000 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Possible films for
discussion include:

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fail Safe (1964)
Colossus:  The Forbin Project (1969)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

If you would like to present a paper on one of these or other
nuclear-related films, please contact me at the address given below. Papers
on other aspects of the relationship between or depiction of cinematic
presidents and nuclear crises are also welcome. Participants must submit a
200-300-word proposal regarding their paper.

Deadline is 1 September at the very latest.

For more information about the conference, visit the Film & History web site
at http://h-net.msu.edu/~filmhis


Bob Hunter
Department of History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
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