Past Event

Embarras Valley Film Conference:Sci-Fi and Pop Culture 1945-1965: an Interdisciplinary Conference

Activities Schedule:

  • 11:30a.m. Box Lunches for Conference Presenters, East Meeting Room
  • 12:30p.m. Introduction to the conference by Joy Pratte, Project Director and Greetings by Jim Johnson, Dean of EIU’s College of Arts & Humanities
  • 12:45-1:15p.m. Dr. Parley Anne Boswell (EIU, English): “Women in 1950’s Cinema”
  • 1:15-1:50p.m. Dr Jeanette Jones (University of Nebraska, Ethnic Studies): (Topic TBA) (10 min. break)
  • 2:00-2:45p.m. Dr. Bryan Vizini (West Texas A&M): (Topic TBA)
  • 2:45-3:30p.m. Dr. Robin Murray (EIU, English) and Joe Heumann (EIU, Communication Studies): “Environmental Nostalgia in Eco-Disaster Movies of the Early 1970s: Remembering Soylent Green, Silent Running, and Omega Man” (15 min. break)
  • 3:45-4:45p.m. Dann Gire (Film Critic, Chicago Daily Herald & EIU Alum) William Phipps Bio, Filmography, Interview
  • 5-6p.m. Wine & cheese reception, Tarble Atrium

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