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>Call for Papers and Sessions
>THE DOCUMENTARY TRADITION
>November 8-12, 2006
>www.filmandhistory.org
>
>Area CFP:  Ken Burns
>
>For more than two decades, Ken Burns has increasingly drawn the 
>documentary into the limelight of American popular culture.  In an era 
>noted for the de-massification of the media, Burns’ documentaries have had 
>a mass appeal that has spanned age, education, and socio-economic 
>status.  Documentaries such as JAZZ, Baseball, Lewis and Clark: The 
>Journey of the Corps of Discovery, and Horatio’s Drive have given the 
>genre a facelift – and brought a new spark of popularity to the Public 
>Broadcasting stations that brought them into viewers’ homes.  As Burns 
>tutors Americans in Americana, we are called to analyze his impact on the 
>genre, to examine his role in the creation and maintenance of cultural 
>identity, and to explore his historical perspective. This call for papers 
>seeks submissions of work from a wide range of orientations, exploring 
>interpretations and impacts of Burns’ documentaries, from his early, 
>Brooklyn Bridge (1981) through Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall 
>of Jack Johnson (2004).
>
>Possible topics for consideration include, but are not limited to:
>
>·        *  An in-depth critical analysis of a single Burns documentary, 
>examining its contribution and representation of
>             American history.
>·        *  The use of Burns’ films in the classroom
>·        *  “The Burns Effect”
>·        *  Burns’ role in the rise of the epic documentary
>·        *  Burns’ historical perspective on the Civil War
>·        *  Consuming Ken Burns
>·        *  Nostalgia in Burns’ documentaries
>·        *  The book, the video, the CD – synergy and the Burns documentary
>·        *  Burns and American Biography
>
>The Film & History League will be holding its biannual conference on "The 
>Documentary Tradition" during November 8-12, 2006, near Dallas, TX.  Full 
>details on the location, featured speakers, registration procedures, and 
>additional area topics can be found on the web site at 
>www.filmandhistory.org. Proposals for either individual papers or complete 
>panels (3-4 papers) are welcomed, and submissions may be made in either 
>electronic (no attachments, please) or hard copy format.  Please send 
>panel proposals and/or 300-word paper abstracts no later than July 30, 
>2006, to:
>
>Chair for Ken Burns Area
>
>Prof. Cynthia Miller
>Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
>Emerson College
>120 Boylston St., Rm. 515
>Boston, MA  02116
>
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