Cinema Faculty Fall 2014 Updates
Jesse Schlotterbeck, assistant professor of cinema, presented the paper “Todd Haynes and the Musical Biopic” at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Conference in Atlanta, and presented “A Hard Day’s Night as a Post-Classical Musical Biopic” at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference in Indianapolis. Schlotterbeck published, “Masculinity, Race, and the Blues in the Bizpic Cadillac Records,” in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age, edited by Tony Bushard and Stanley Pelkey, 188-204. London: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Jonathan Walley, associate professor of cinema, published an essay, “Tableaux and Time-Shapes: Narrative, Temporality, and Objecthood in Avant-Garde Film,” in the 35th anniversary issue of the Millennium Film Journal (Spring 2014). An interview he conducted with the experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala appears in the new book “Speaking Directly: Oral Histories of the Moving Image” (San Francisco Cinematheque Books, 2014). In March, he was the respondent for a panel titled “The Idea of Cinema: Framing Conceptual Art,” at the 2014 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle. In May 2014, Walley also participated in a round table discussion at the Whitney Museum of American Art on the theme “What is Cinema?” part of the Whitney’s planning process for a major exhibition on that theme that will open their new building in the fall of 2016. Finally, he was a panelist in a round table discussion about teaching avant-garde cinema conducted by Aca-Media.org, a monthly podcast that presents an academic perspective on media.