Third Annual Postwar Faculty Colloquium

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 31, 2017 - 9:30am

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