CFP: [Film] Celebrating 50 years of the Twilight Zone

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Barbara Audet
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 â€œCelebrating 50 Years of The Twilight Zone” October 2-3, 2009 • Ithaca
College, Ithaca, New York Proposals Due: March 1, 2009 “Celebrating 50
Years of The Twilight Zone,” an interdisciplinary academic conference
dedicated to the works of Rod Serling, is set for Friday, October 2 and
Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at
Ithaca College.
The College, where Serling taught from 1967 through 1975, is also home to
the Rod Serling Archives. The archives include an extensive collection of
television scripts, film screenplays, stage play scripts, films,
unpublished works by Rod Serling, and other materials vital to
scholarships associated with the author and television pioneer.
In April 2006, the College presented the well-received “Submitted for Your
Approval,” and in March 2008, “The Life and Legacy of Rod Serling” â€" both
conferences focused on the creative work of Rod Serling, offering research,
anecdotes, and an opportunity to view some of the classics of early television.

Come and be a part of the exploration of that unique “dimension of
imagination” that is the work of Rod Serling. Papers, panels, poster
session, and other unique conference proposals for the 2009 conference are
welcomed in any of the following themes but all writing, television, or
film scholarship related to Rod Serling will be considered.

Topics Covered in the Previous Conferences:
• Planet of the Apes • The Loner • Serling’s Earliest Work in Cincinnati,
Ohio • Seven Days in May • The Murder of Emmitt Till (table read) • The
Twilight Zone as Philosophical Concept

Suggested Topics to Consider General • Radio days in Cincinnati • WKRC
and “The Storm” • Cayuga Productions • Serling and CBS • Kraft Television
Theatre • Suspense • Studio One • Teaching at Ithaca College • Influence
of New York State, his hometown of Binghamton, in his life and work •
Antioch College experience • Serling style • Censorship and television in
the ’50s • Serling and World War II • The Mike Wallace Interview •
Characters in the Zone • Modern morality play • Serling as narrator, actor
• Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) • Charles Beaumont • Richard Matheson •
Reginald Rose • “I Sing the Body Electric,” Ray Bradbury episode of The
Twilight Zone • “The Season to Be Wary”
Serling Work for Television • Patterns
• The Comedian • Requiem for a Heavyweight • The Loner • Assault on a Queen
• Planet of the Apes • Seven Days in May • The Man • Night Gallery • Storm
in the Summer • The Arena • The Strike • Certain Honorable Men • The New
People (developer) • The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Of the 156 Individual Episodes, the ones written by Rod Serling:
“A Hundred Yards Over the Rim”
“A Kind of Stopwatch”
“A Most Unusual Camera”
“A Passage for Trumpet”
“A Quality of Mercy”
“A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain”
“A Stop at Willoughby”
“A Thing about Machines”
“And When the Sky Was Opened”
“Back There”
“Cavender Is Coming”
“Deaths-Head Revisited”
“Escape Clause”
“Eye of the Beholder”
“Five Characters in Search of an Exit”
“Four O`Clock”
“He`s Alive”
“Hocus-Pocus and Frisby”
“I Am the Night â€" Color Me Black”
“I Shot an Arrow into the Air”
“In Praise of Pip”
“It`s a Good Life”
“Judgment Night”
“King Nine Will not Return”
“Mirror Image”
“Mr. Denton on Doomsday”
“Mr. Dingle the Strong”
“Mr. Garrity and the Graves”
“Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room”
“Night of the Meek”
“Nightmare as a Child”
“No Time Like the Past”
“Of Late I Think of Cliffordville”
“On Thursday we Leave for Home”
“One for the Angels”
“One More Pallbearer”
“People Are Alike All Over”
“Probe 7-Over and Out”
“Showdown with Rance McGrew”
“Sounds and Silences”
“Still Valley”
“The 7th Is Made up of Phantoms”
“The After Hours”
“The Arrival”
“The Bard”
“The Big Tall Wish”
“The Brain Center at Whipple`s”
“The Changing of the Guard”
“The Dummy”
“The Fear”
“The Fever”
“The Four of us Are Dying”
“The Gift”
“The Hitch-Hiker”
“The Jeopardy Room”
“The Last Night of a Jockey”
“The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank”
“The Lateness of the Hour”
“The Little People”
“The Lonely”
“The Long Morrow”
“The Man in the Bottle”
“The Masks”
“The Midnight Sun”
“The Mighty Casey”
“The Mind and the Matter”
“The Mirror”
“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
“The Obsolete Man”
“The Odyssey of Flight 33”
“The Old Man in the Cave”
“The Parallel”
“The Passersby”
“The Purple Testament”
“The Rip Van Winkle Caper”
“The Shelter”
“The Silence”
“The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine”
“The Thirty-Fathom Grave”
“The Trade-Ins”
“The Whole Truth”
“Time Enough At Last”
“To Serve Man”
“Uncle Simon”
“Walking Distance”
“What you Need”
“Where Is Everybody?”
“Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
Serling Screenplays • Assault on a Queen • Planet of the Apes • Seven Days
in May • The Man • The Salamander • The New People

Submission Information Submissions should include: • Abstract (not to
exceed 250 words) • A/V needs • Short biography with daytime phone number,
preferred mailing address, and e-mail address Submit to the Rod Serling
Conference Committee at, no later than March 1, 2009.
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