Detailed Schedule & Schedule-at-a-Glance

Detailed Schedule

All paper presentations take place in Room 102 of the Bricker Academic Building, Bricker Ave.

Thursday, May 10

Tour of TIFF Film Reference Library TIFF Bell Lightbox  2:30-3:30 PM

35 King St. W. Toronto, ON M5V 3X5                      

Welcome Reception 7:30-9:30 PM  

The Princess Café 46 King St. N. Waterloo, ON N2J 2W8                                                                                    

Friday, May 11

Opening Remarks 8:45-9:00 AM  

Richard Nemesvari, Dean of Arts Philippa Gates, Conference Co-Organizer

Panel 1 Style and Narrative 9:00-10:30 AM  

Panel Chair: Katherine Spring

Scott Higgins (Wesleyan University), “Vincente Minnelli’s Decorative Virtuosity”

Kathryn Kalinak (Rhode Island College), “Re-Sounding Success: MusicalRecycling in the Hollywood Studio System”

Lisa Dombrowski (Wesleyan University), “Authorship and the Modulation of Classical Narrative Norms in Robert Altman’s The Gingerbread Man (1998) and Gosford Park (2001)”

Daniel Goldmark (Case Western Reserve University), “Pixar’s Memories”

Coffee Break 10:30-10:45 AM

Panel 2 Race in Genre Films 10:45AM-12:15 PM

Panel Chair: Kathryn Kalinak

Ryan Jay Friedman (Ohio State University), “Segregating Excess: The African American Specialty Number and the Classical Musical”

Barry Keith Grant (Brock University), “Steps Through the Forbidden Zone: Race, Genre, and Science Fiction Film”

Charlene Regester (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “White Bodieswith Black Souls: Sam McDaniel as a Marker of Blackness in Double Indemnity (1944) and Ice Palace (1960)”

Philippa Gates (Wilfrid Laurier University) “Controlling Race and Racism: TheProduction Code Administration”

Lunch Café Veritas 12:15-1:45 PM

Panel 3 Hollywood Labour 1:45-3:15 PM

Panel Chair: Lisa Dombrowski

Charlie Keil (University of Toronto) and Denise McKenna (University of Southern California), “Hollywood Classicism as Collaboration”

Janet Staiger (University of Texas, Austin), “Scripting Protocols and Practices:Screenwriting in the Package-Unit Era”

Eric Hoyt (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Art, Commerce, and PlasticSurgery: The Trade Papers of 1920s Hollywood”

Christina Lane (University of Miami), “Re-Scripting the Workplace: Joan Harrison, Hitchcock, and the Case of Foreign Correspondent”

Coffee Break 3:15-3:30 PM

Delegates seeking taxi transportation to the Apollo Cinema should gather no later than 3:30 PM in the lobby of the Bricker Academic Building.

Keynote Address 4:00-5:30 PM      

Apollo Cinema 141 Ontario St. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 4Y5                                                                                  

David Bordwell    

(Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison) “Explanation of Style, Styles of Explanation”                                                                                                                        

Wine & Cheese Reception 5:30-7:00 PM

Film Screening: A Letter to Three Wives 7:00 PM
(dir. Joseph M. Mankiewicz, 1949, 103 min., DCP)

Saturday, May 12

Panel 4 Fandom and Audiences 9:00-10:30 AM

Panel Chair: Helen Hanson

Mark Glancy (Queen Mary University London), “Parallel Lives: Cary Grant on Screen and in the Pages of Film Fan Magazines”

Shelley Stamp (University of California, Santa Cruz), “Selling Noir’s ‘Red Meat’ to the Female Market”

Will Scheibel (Syracuse University), “Gene Tierney, ‘Troubled Beauty’: Star Labor, Mental Health, and Narratives of Recuperation”

Adrienne L. McLean (University of Texas, Dallas), “What Should I Do? FanMagazine Advice Across Time”

Coffee Break 10:30-10:45 AM

Workshop: Mobilizing Classical  Hollywood Cinema 10:45AM-12:15 PM

Moderator: Katherine Spring

Eric Hoyt (University of Wisconsin, Madison) on Media History Digital Library

Mary Huelsbeck (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research), “ClassicalHollywood Research: How Can Archives and Researchers Help EachOther?”

Theresa Scandiffio (Toronto International Film Festival), “What’s Old is NewAgain: Showcasing Classical Hollywood Cinema”

Ross Melnick (University of California, Santa Barbara) on Cinema Treasures

Lunch Café Veritas 12:15-1:45 PM

Panel 5 Regulation, Censorship,  and Propaganda 1:45-3:15 PM

Panel Chair: Philippa Gates

Liz Clarke (Brock University) “Doing Her Bit: Women and Propaganda in World War I”

Vincent Bohlinger (Rhode Island College) “Seeing Red: Soviet Film Censorship inthe U.S. in the 1920s-30s”

Kyle Edwards (Oakland University), “B-Film Production and Risk Management at Warner Bros. Pictures in the late 1930s”

Paul Monticone (University of Texas, Austin / Rowan University), “Industrial Institutions, Media Industry Studies, and Classical Hollywood Cinema”

Coffee Break 3:15-3:30 PM

Panel 6 Revising Classicism 3:30-5:00 PM

Panel Chair: Bradley Schauer

Maria Belodubrovskaya (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “The Adventures of Classical Plotting in the Land of the Bolsheviks”

Chris Cagle (Temple University), “Mannerism and the Baroque: Postwar Cinema and Art History Analogies”

Stefan Brandt (University of Graz), “Movie Daze: Hollywood Cinema asRhizome”

Richard Maltby (Flinders University), “New Cinema History and Classical Hollywood”

Dinner (prior RSVP required) 5:30-6:45 PM

Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21
100 King St. N., Waterloo, ON, N2J 2W6

Film Screening: Carmen Jones 7:00 PM
(dir. Otto Preminger, 1955, 105 min., DCP)  

Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King St. N., Waterloo, ON, N2J 2W8                                                                 

Sunday, May 13

Panel 7 Industry Connections 9:00-10:30 AM

Panel Chair: Stefan Brandt

Bradley Schauer (University of Arizona), “Stocking the Stables: Universal-International’s Talent Development Program, 1949-1956”

Kirsten Moana Thompson (Seattle University), “The Colour Revolution: Disney, Du Pont, and Faber Birren”

Tino Balio (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “MGM: Landmarks in the Decline of a Major Hollywood Studio”

Thomas Schatz (University of Texas, Austin), “Hollywood Classicism in theConglomerate Era: The Case of Universal Pictures”

Coffee Break 10:30-10:45 AM

Panel 8 Hollywood Genres 10:45AM-12:15 PM

Panel Chair: Patrick Keating

Blair Davis (DePaul University), “Science Fiction and Genre Hybridity in the Classical Hollywood Era”

Steven Cohan (Syracuse University), “Another Hollywood Picture? A Star is Born(1937) and the Self-Reflexivity of the Backstudio Picture”

Helen Hanson (University of Exeter), “Looking at Lela: Genres of Industry Discourse and Production Histories of Classical Hollywood”

Katherine Spring (Wilfrid Laurier University), “Trading on Songs: TheEmergence of the Musical as Genre in the Trade Papers”

Lunch Café Veritas 12:15-1:45 PM

Panel 9 New Approaches and Methods 1:45-3:15 PM

Panel Chair: Maria Belodubrovskaya

Patrick Keating (Trinity University), “Analyzing Hollywood Lighting ThroughVideographic Criticism”

John Belton (Rutgers University), “The Uncanny Nature of the Digital Image”

Kristin Thompson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) “The Frodo Franchise: Researching an Ongoing Event”

Peter Decherney (University of Pennsylvania), “Digital Humanities Goes Hollywood: Measuring Star Wars Fan Engagement”

Coffee Break & Conference Conclusions 3:15-3:30 PM



Thurs. May 10          

2:30-3:30 PM               Optional Tour, TIFF Film Reference Library (Toronto)

7:30-9:30 PM               Welcome Reception (Princess Café)


Fri. May 11                

8:45-9:00 AM              Opening Remarks from Richard Nemesvari (Dean of Arts) and Philippa Gates                     (Conference Co-Organizer)

9:00-10:30 AM             Panel 1: Style and Narrative

10:30-10:45 AM            Coffee Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM     Panel 2: Race in Genre Films

12:15-1:45PM               Lunch (Café Veritas)

1:30-3:00PM                Panel 3: Hollywood Labour

3:00-3:30PM               Coffee Break

4:00-5:30PM               Keynote Address by David Bordwell

5:30-7:00PM               Wine & Cheese Reception

7:00-9:00PM               Film Screening: A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Apollo Cinema

Sat. May 12               

9:00-10:30AM             Panel 4: Fandom and Audiences

10:30-10:45 AM           Coffee Break

10:45AM-12:15PM     Panel 5: Workshop: Mobilizing Classical Hollywood Cinema

12:15-1:45PM               Lunch (Café Veritas)

1:45-3:15PM                Panel 6: Regulation, Censorship, and Propaganda

3:15-3:30PM                Coffee Break

3:30-5:00PM                Panel 7: Revising Classicism

7:00-9:00PM                Film Screening: Carmen Jones (1954), Princess Twin Cinema

Sun. May 13              

9:00-10:30AM             Panel 8: Industry Connections

10:30-11:00AM           Coffee Break

11:00AM-12:15PM     Panel 9: Hollywood Genres

12:15-1:30PM               Lunch (Café Veritas)

1:30-3:00PM                Panel 10: New Approaches and Methods

3:00-3:30PM                Coffee Break, Conference Conclusions