Date(s) - April 12, 2013
2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Russell Special Collections Building
The day-long symposium features leading scholars and researchers in television studies including
• Thomas Schatz, professor, department of radio/television/film, University of Texas;
• James Hay, professor of media and cinema studies, University of Illinois;
• David Thornburn, professor of Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
• Amanda Lotz, associate professor, department of communication studies, University of Michigan;
• Jeffery Jones, associate professor, director, Institute of Humanities, Old Dominion University and
• Alisa Perren, associate professor, department of communication, Georgia State University.
A morning session, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Grady College, focuses on graduate students in television studies. Students are invited to submit an abstract of their current research by March 15 to be chosen for sessions to discuss their work with the symposium presenters. Interested parties should contact Brian Creech.
The afternoon session featuring paper presentations from Schatz, Hay, Thornburn, Lotz, Jones and Perren will take place at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections library from 2:30-5 p.m. and serve as a tribute to Dr. Horace Newcomb’s contribution to the field of television studies. Newcomb, who is retiring this year, is the Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabodys at the Grady College and Director of the Peabody Awards. A reception in his honor will follow the symposium.
Support from this program comes from the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, the Department of Communication Studies, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Collection and Television and New Media;Sage Publications.
Contact: Jay Hamilton Associate professor, Advertising 706-542-3556