[Reader-list] Fwd: CFP: War in Film, Television, and History; Texas, United States

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Thu Jul 22 19:24:07 IST 2004

>CFP: War(s) on Terror
>Location:Texas, United States
>Call for Papers Date:2004-07-30 (in 9 days)
>November 11-14, 2004
>War(s) on Terror - Proposal deadline July 30th, 2004
>Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at the War in Film,
>Television, and History Conference, Dallas, Texas, November 11-14, 2004, in
>the area of "War(s) On Terror."
>Full conference details are available at http://www.filmandhistory.org .
>The events of September 11th, 2001 have focused attention on the dynamics 
>terrorism and counterterrorism, and cinematic and televisual 
>of this form of intrastate, interstate, and transnational warfare. There is
>also a large and historically deep body of film and television, documentary
>and fictional works related to various "wars on terror." Proposals are
>welcomed for either panels or individual papers that examine the dynamics 
>terrorism and counterterrorism as portrayed in film and/or video during the
>20th and early 21st century. This also includes fictional representations 
>future forms of terrorism and counterterrorism.
>Proposals that represent the full range of methodological and ideological
>discussions re: representations of war(s) on terror are explicitly
>encouraged. Proposals are not restricted to US produced film and video, but
>film and video related to the multiple "wars on terror" in many
>nation-states. There are a number of possible subareas such as: 
>of surveillance and militarized counterterrorism; the civil liberties,
>privacy and human rights effects of terrorism and counterterrorism; and, 
>use of investigative documentaries and news coverage to examine both
>terrorist organizations and the excesses of state security agencies in
>dealing with "terrorism." Given that there is a great deal of discussion
>surrounding the definitional parameters of "terrorism" proposals that
>examine cinematic and videographic representations of "state terrorism",
>"narco-terrorism", and "cyber-terrorism" are also welcome.
>Examples of possible works of film and video that could be explored 
>The Battle of Algiers, La Boca Del Lobo (Peru), Rojo Amanecer (Mexico); 
>coverage and fictional representations of the events of 9/11/2001 and the
>aftermath; documentaries about the Weather Underground, the FBI's
>COINTELPROs and their various targets, Waco, Ruby Ridge; the Moscow hostage
>theater siege of October 2002; representations of terrorism and state
>terrorism in science fiction from Metropolis to The Matrix Trilogy; and
>representations of terrorism and state terrorism in television such as The
>Agency, Alias, Threat Matrix, 24, the X-Files, Millennium, Dark Angel, 
>Realm, Star Trek(s), etc.; and films such as The Siege, American History X,
>Arlington Road, Collateral Damage, Die Hard, 12 Monkeys, The Chekist
>(Russia), Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Red Dawn, Michael
>Collins, Mississippi Burning, Birth of a Nation, Fahrenheit 9/11, The Grid,
>etc.. This list is by no means exhaustive.
>While proposals for individual papers are welcome, panel proposals
>(three/four papers) are especially encouraged. Both electronic and hard 
>submissions are acceptable.
>Please send proposals, with a one or two paragraph abstract of each paper
>and a brief c.v. for each presenter, no later than July 30, 2004, to the
>address below.
>e-mail: cerickso at roosevelt.edu web: http://faculty.roosevelt.edu/erickson
>About the conference: The Film & History League, together with the
>Literature/Film Association, will be holding its biannual conference on 
>in Film, Television, and History" during November 11-14, 2004, near Dallas,
>TX. Full details on the location, featured speakers, registration
>procedures, and additional area topics can be found on the web site at
>Christian Erickson
>Area Chair, War(s) on Terror
>Assistant Professor of Political Science
>School of Policy Studies
>Roosevelt University
>430 S. Michigan Ave.
>Chicago, IL 60605
>Email: cerickso at roosevelt.edu
>Visit the website at http://www.filmandhistory.org

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