Erin and I wanted to express our appreciation for your involvement with this new Screen Studies Group this semester! We look forward to working together in the spring as well.
In our final meeting we had a great conversation about Rat Film -- thanks to all who made time to watch the film, and to those who were able to attend the discussion.
As we head into this break period we wanted to make sure everyone knew what we were thinking about directing our energies toward in the Spring. Those who attended the final meeting, seemed to be in agreement with the idea of working toward organizing a one-day symposium on campus, tentatively marked for April 27th. This was a day all members present said would work for them, and Jodi is looking to the 7th floor of the library as a location. So, this date isn't sent in stone, but we have our fingers crossed. If you're interested in the symposium, but know that you won't be able to attend on that day (or happen to know of other campus wide events that might conflict) please let us know sooner rather than later.
We would appreciate it if you took some time over the break to imagine what that might look like, and how you might like to participate in such an event. We are trying to think of something a little non-traditional in structure, which is to say, not an entire day of people delivering papers. What activities, workshops, dialogs, or screenings might be of interest to you and/or your students? Would you want students to participate in the symposium? If so, how?
Certainly feel free to send Erin or myself an thoughts as they come to you, or just jot them down and bring them to the first meeting.
You'll hear from us as the Spring semester draws nearer about scheduling our first meeting.
Jules & Erin