UPDATE: [Film] Rod Serling: His Life and Legacy

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Audet
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Call For Papers

The Life and Legacy of Rod Serling
March 28-29, 2008.
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Proposal Deadline Extended: Oct. 31, 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films, unpublished works by Rod Serling and other materials vital to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 (see
attached PDF) 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.

Topics to be considered:
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
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)
156 Individual Episodes:
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 .
The 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
For consideration, abstracts not to exceed 250 words, and/or completed
form if necessary, and a short biography with daytime phone, preferred
mailing address and email, should be forwarded to the Rod Serling
Conference Committee, baudet_at_ithaca.edu, by Oct. 31, 2007. For additional
background and information: http://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/serling/

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