European Cinema in Postwar AmericaThis will now give me an extra impetus to write that On the Beach paper sooner rather than later, which will take advantage of some of the research I did in LA recently.
Co-chairs : Karl Schoonover (Michigan State University) and Chris Cagle (Temple University)
Chris Cagle (Temple University), "The Mature Prestige Film in the Social Field: ON THE BEACH as Europeanized Hollywood"
Karl Schoonover (Michigan State University), "How Italian Neorealism Corrupted American Spectatorship"
Mark Betz (King's College/University of London), "BLOW-UP: The End"
James Tweedie (University of Washington), "Beach Blanket Belmondo: The New Wave on American Shores"
Respondent: Barbara Selznick (University of Arizona)
I'm also looking forward to the conference in general and to seeing others planning on going to
Chicago this year.