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Notre Dame Hosts Undergraduate Film and Television Conference

Author: Chris Sopczynski


The University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre will host the fifth annual Notre Dame Undergraduate Film and Television Conference (formerly the Midwest Undergraduate Film and Television Conference) April 1 and 2 (Friday and Saturday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

The conference offers undergraduate students throughout the United States and Canada the opportunity to present papers representing their best work in film and television studies. Students will deliver papers on film and television history, criticism, and theory.

Panel topics include elements of genre, the role of the auteur, sound, gender, fandom, the African presence in cinema, television, and the effect of technological advancement on the cinematic arts. Jay Beck, assistant professor at Carleton College, will give the keynote address on global sound studies and the international trend of filmmakers who dispense with non-digetic scores in favor of carefully detailed soundscapes.

The conference is free and open to the public.

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