Third Annual Postwar Faculty Colloquium
March 31, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Willis Library Forum
9:00-9:30: Gathering, greetings, coffee, and breakfast
9:30-11:00: Postwar Stages: Hollywood, Hippies, and Heroin
Sean Griﬃn, SMU Film and Media Arts, “Inventing the 'Great American Songbook' in the Postwar Musical"
Jeff Menne, OK State English, "Hollywood Personhood: Figuring the Postwar Corporation, 1968-1974"
Jacqueline Foertsch, UNT English, “Lessons in Liberalism from the Late 1960s: Teaching Helter Skelter”
Holly M. Karibo, OK State History, “In Order to be Cured, One Must Also Be Punished: An Evaluation of Federal Drug Treatment Policies in Postwar America”
11:15 – 12:15: Keynote Address
Laura McEnaney, Nadine Austin Wood Professor of American History, Whittier College
“Exit Moments: Demobilizing Chicago after World War II”
12:15 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:15: Postwar Constructions: Art and Architecture
Anna Lovatt, SMU Art History, “A Feedback Situation: Dennis Oppenheim’s Familial Collaborations”
Charissa Terranova, UTD Aesthetic Studies, "From Bauhaus to Biohaus: Tracing the Diaspora of the Bauhaus in England and the Rise of Cybernetic Art"
John Kinder, OK State History, “‘So Much Rubble’: Rebuilding the Zoo after World War II”
2:30 – 3:45: Postwar Borderlines: Crossing, Challenging, and Coming Home
Christina Salinas, UTA History, “Anti-Communism, Anti-Immigration, and the US-Mexico Border”
Mark Hlavacik, UNT Communication Studies, “Desegregating Accusation and Defense: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ as a Case Study in Forensic Democracy”
Laila Amine, UNT English, “1960s African American Expatriate Fiction and the Return of the Native Son”
4:00-5:00: Keynote Address
Thomas Doherty, Professor of American Studies, Brandeis University
“Show Trial: Hollywood and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1947”
5:00-5:15: Announcements / Let's Keep the Conversation Going