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Them! @ FLMNH”
7 PM, Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History will resume its annual “Creative B” summer film series, featuring entertaining science fiction films and roundtable discussions by scholars, scientists, and artists. This summer’s series will kick off on July 10, beginning at 7 PM, with Them!, Gordon Douglas’s 1954 film about giant ants attacking Los Angeles. For full event details, please see the Events page.


“Wanderers – An Evening of Contemporary Short Science Fiction Films”
7–8:30 PM
Digital Worlds Institute
Norman Gym, 624 SW 12th Street

The most innovative and perhaps the most influential genres of science fiction film today are not the big-budget Hollywood spectacles playing on the screens of your local Googolplex, but the countless thousands of short films created and distributed on the World Wide Web by small, independent, sometimes one-person, film studios. For full event details, please see the Events page.


One Million Years B.C. @ FLMNH”
7 PM, Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Creative B” summer film series continues in an sf vein, with Don Chaffey’s 1966 dinosaur and cavegirl epic One Million Years B.C. For full event details, please see the Events page.


“Imagining Climate Change: Science & Fiction in Dialogue”

This international, interdisciplinary colloquium will bring noted climate scientists and science fiction authors and scholars to the UF campus to discuss the effects of climate change on the physical environment and the human imaginary. Confirmed speakers include Christian Chelebourg, Jean-Marc Ligny, and Nathaniel Rich, and UF faculty from the Department of English, the Center for African Studies, the UF Climate Institute, and the UF Water Institute. A second colloquium in the series will take place in February 2016. For more information contact Terry Harpold.


The English Graduate Organization’s 2015 conference, “How to Talk About Horror,” will take place Thursday, October 22–Saturday, October 24.


Katrin Sieg (Georgetown University), Talk: Migration to Europe on Film (Title TBA)

October 30, 2015 @ 4:00pm
Room TBA
For questions, contact Barbara Mennel or Amie Kreppel.


Visit by Shannon Silva

Filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film Production at the University of University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Period 5-6: Masterclass for undergraduate production students about documentary filmmaking
Period 9: Workshop for graduate students on curriculum building in film studies
7:00-10:00pm: Screening of films by Shannon Silva with Q&A with the filmmaker
Places and film titles to be announced.
For further questions, please contact Associate Professor Barbara Mennel.


The Marxist Reading Group will hold its 18th Annual Conference.

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