CFP: [Film] âThe Life and Legacy of Rod Serlingâ

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Audet
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“The Life and Legacy of Rod Serling”
March 28-29, 2008.
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Proposals Due: Oct. 17, 2007

“The Life and Legacy of Rod Serling,” an interdisciplinary academic
conference, is set for Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2008, at the Roy
H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. The college,
where Serling, a New York native, taught from 1967-1975, 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unpublished works by Rod Serling and other materials vital to scholarship
associated with the author and television pioneer.
In April 2006, the college presented the well-received “Submitted for Your
Approval,” a conference that 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 2008 conference are
welcomed in any of the following themes but all writing, television, or
film scholarship related to Rod Serling will be considered.

Suggested Topics To Consider:
Radio days in Cincinnati
WKRC and “The Storm”
Cayuga Productions
Serling and CBS
“The Comedian”
Kraft Television Theatre
Studio One
Teaching at Ithaca College
Influence of New York State, especially his hometown of Binghamton, in his
life and work.
Antioch College experience
Serling style
Censorship and Television in the 50s.
“The Season To Be Wary”
Serling and World War II
The Mike Wallace Interview
“Requiem for a Heavyweight”
Characters in the “Zone”
Modern morality play
Serling as narrator, actor
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*, Dust*, Escape Clause*, Execution*, 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-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. Bevis*, 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*,
Twenty-Two*, Uncle Simon*, Walking Distance*, What You Need*, Where Is
Everybody?*, Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up*. (* Denotes scripts
written by Rod Serling).
 â€œThe Loner”
“Assault on a Queen”
“Planet of the Apes”
“Seven Days in May”
“The Man”
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Charles Beaumont
Richard Matheson
Reginald Rose
“I Sing the Body Electric,” Ray Bradbury episode of Twilight Zone
For consideration, abstracts not to exceed 250 words, and a short biography
with daytime phone, preferred mailing address and email, should be
forwarded to the Rod Serling Conference Committee,, by
Oct. 17, 2007. The Committee also requests anyone submitting an email
proposal also download the official PDF form available at and mail it to:
Ms. Barbara Audet
Chair, Rod Serling Conference Committee
Roy H. Park Hall 244
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

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