The Film & History League, with the Literature/Film Association, will be holding its conference on “War in Film, Television, and History,” November 11-14, 2004, near Dallas, TX. Full details on the location, registration procedures, and additional area topics can be found on the web site www.filmandhistory.org.
The conference features a number of accomplished speakers, including: – Jeanine Basinger, Professor and Chair of the Film Studies Program at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, is the author of numerous articles and eight books on film, including The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre, which has been adopted in genre study courses around the country, Anthony Mann: A Critical Study, and A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women 1930-1960. – Lawrence Suid, a Maryland-based military historian and author of Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film (Revised; UP of Kentucky, 2002). – Former U.S. Air Force sergeant Adrian Cronauer, who co-authored the original story for the Robin Williams/ Barry Levinson film Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). Mr. Cronauer currently serves as Assistant to the Director of the Pentagon?s POW/MIA Office, and has made guest appearances on media outlets ranging from Hennity & Colmes on the Fox News Channel, to Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. – Frank Thompson, author of over thirty books and numerous articles and scripts, is a nationally-recognized expert on the Alamo. Recently, he acted in and served as consultant for the Touchstone production The Alamo (April, 2004). His rich and varied lifetime?s work in media production has included documentary film, television shows, newspaper writing and other accomplishments discussed in his biographical portrait on the web site.
Call For Papers Area CFP: Representations of nursing and military medicine The Nursing and Military Medicine Area for the 2004 Film and History Conference invites paper and panel proposals that examine representations of nursing and military medicine in war novels, films, journalism, propaganda, posters, and other modes of representation. Medical personnel witness the pain of war, and narrate a history of pain that has historically been censored and, alternatively, reshaped as propaganda. Representations of the figure of the nurse construct a persuasive discourse that engages nationalism, race, gender and sexuality, modernity and aesthetics. Papers can focus on literary, cinematic, artistic, and/or propagandistic modes of representing nursing and/or military medicine from any military conflict, using diverse approaches such as textual/visual analysis, cultural criticism, aesthetics, and theory.
Films and texts that may be considered could include any of the following (however, we encourage proposals about the many other films, television programs, journalism, and multimedia products, and/or literary texts not on this list):
Texts: A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway, 1932) A Journal of Impressions in Belgium (May Sinclair, 1915), Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain, 1933) The Forbidden Zone (Mary Borden, 1929) The Backwash of War (Ellen La Motte) NOT SO QUIET Y Stepdaughters of War. (Helen Zenna Smith) Adolescent and adult romance fiction Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam (Lynda Van Devanter with Christopher Morgan, 1983). (American) Daughter Gone to War: The True Story of a Young Nurse in Vietnam (Winnie Smith, 1992). The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje, 1992) Pale Horse, Pale Rider? (Katherine Ann Porter) Journalism and other media texts representing nursing figures like Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Edith Cavell.
Films: Pearl Harbor (Bay, 2001) Since You Went Away (Cromwell, 1944) The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946). Gone With the Wind (Fleming, 1939) M*A*S*H (Altman, 1970) Arch of Triumph (Erich Maria Remarque, 1945) Lifeboat (Hitchcock, 1944) So Proudly We Hail (Sandrich, 1943) Cry Havoc (Thorpe, 1943) Nurse Edith Cavell (Wilcox, 1939)
Send any inquiries or proposals by the July 30, 2004 deadline (earlier if possible) to Debra White-Stanley at [email protected].