This year's Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, entitled "No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media," will take place on September 28-29. Panels will take place from 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday in 501 Cathedral of Learning, with several exciting evening events scheduled as well. Click here for the full program.
On Friday evening at 6:30pm in 232 Cathedral of Learning, guest filmmaker Monika Estrella Negra from Audre's Revenge Film Collective will discuss her work and present her short film "Flesh" (2016). This event will be followed by a block of short films, "Inspired By Romero," featuring seven films by emerging filmmakers from the US, the UK, and Australia, with at least one of those filmmakers in attendance. A full line-up is included in the attached poster for this particular event.
The keynote address, delivered by Sarah Juliet Lauro from the University of Tampa, will be given on Saturday at 6pm in 602 Cathedral of Learning. The title of her talk is "A Timeline of the Living Dead: From the Haitian Zombie to Jordan Peele's Get Out." A catered reception will follow.