Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Willis Library Forum
9:30 - 11:00 : BUSINESS, ART, AND TECHNOLOGIES OF SURVEILLANCE IN COLD WAR FILM AND TELEVISION
- Jennifer Porst, "'The Movies and You': Hollywood's Public Relations in Postwar America"
- Stacey Takacs, "Is this What You Meant by a Global Village?: Satellites, Piracy, and the American Forces Network"
- Jeff Menne, "Alfred Hitchcock Contra Neorealism"
- Ben Rogerson, "Close Encounters of the Professional Kind
11:00 - 11:15 : BREAK
11:15 - 12:15 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS
- Debrorah Jaramillo, "The Television Code: Policing and Containing an Emerging Medium, 1948-1952"
Jaramillo is Associate Professor of Film and Television and Director of the Film and Television Studies Program at Boston University. She is the Author of Ugly War, Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq "High Concept" (Indiana 2009) and The Television Code: Regulating the Screen to Safeguard the Industry (Texas, forthcoming). She is a two-time Ford Fellow and board member of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
1:00 - 2:30 : MOTHERLANDS: POSTWAR FEMINIST ENVIRONMENTS IN FILM AND THE POPULAR PRESS
- Sean P. Griffin, "Rachel Carson, Communism, and Them! (1954)"
- Agatha Beins, "Liberation's Rural Landscape: Country Women and Feminism outside the City"
- Clark Pomerleau, "Translating 19th-century Ideals into Postwar Environmentalism: The Case of Helen Knoth Nearing"
- Anna Lovatt, "On Ruth Vollmer and Minimalism's Marginalia"
- Response: Benjamin Lima
2:30 - 4:00 : TRAUMA AND RECOVERY IN THE POSTWAR PERIOD
- John Kinder, "Furred and Feathered Comrades: Rebuilding Zoos at the Dawn of the Cold War"
- Rachel Moran, "No Free Man Can Admire the Soviet System: American Physical Fitness in the Cold War"
- Jaqueline Foertsch, "Free at Last in the Attica Riot Narratives"
- Joseph Darda, "MFA vs. PFC: Creative Writing and the War Story"
4:00 - 4:15 : BREAK
4:15 - 5:15 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS
- Christopher Loss, "Academic Expertise and Its Challengers in the Post-1945 United States"
Loss is Chancellor Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education and Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century (Princeton 2012) and co-editor of the Convergence of K12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era (Harvard Education 2016). He has had fellowships at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, the Brookings Institution, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
5:15 : WRAP UP / INFORMATION ABOUT RECEPTION AND DINNER