Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Fall 2015


Shannon Silva—Film Screening
The Wooly, 20 N Main Street @ 7:00 pm

Shannon Silva is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an experimental and documentary filmmaker with interests in gender, celebrity culture, fandom, and community building creative initiatives.

29 Places I Once Called Home(2006)

(Director/Producer, 2006, 20 minutes) From motels and trailer parks along the east coast to a ranch house in suburban, small town Texas, this 20-minute, experimental documentary utilizes super 8mm and 16mm footage along with family interviews to explore the multi-layered connections between poverty, frequent relocation, substance abuse, family violence and memory instability.

It’s a Girl Thing: Tween Queens and the Commodification of Girlhood(2012)

(Director/Producer, 2012, 57 minutes) It’s a Girl Thing speaks with consumer critics, tween brand marketers, girls, moms, and educators to explore the seemingly benign cultural universe of candy-coated, pastel-colored, hyper-commercialized girl culture to reveal the complex and contradictory messages directed at today’s young girls. Historical research, playful reenactments and found footage allow the film to look closely, and critically, at the tween markets evolution and the role of Disney and Nickelodeons’ tween queens in the markets explosion.

Funded by the Waldo W. Neikirk Professorship. For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel.


MarketWise Interviewing Session

You are cordially invited to the MarketWise session on Interviewing next Monday, Nov. 23, from 4pm–5:30 in Pugh 150. Dr. Jodi Schorb will share some advice on interviewing, and fabulous recent alumni Jordan Youngblood (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Eastern Connecticut State University) and Claudia Hoffman (Assistant Professor of Film, Clarkson University) will join us via SKYPE to speak about their recent interviewing experiences and offer tips and advice.


Alt-ac and Non-traditional Humanities Workshop
Jan 24, Pugh Hall Ocora

Day-long series of workshops on alt-ac and non-traditional humanities, featuring UF graduate student alumni from art, English, history, anthropology, and more. Sponsored by Graduate Coordinators Working Group, Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere, Dept. of English; organizer: Elizabeth Dale. More details to follow.


Event with Professor Elena Gorfinkel (Film Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

For questions, please contact Dr. Barbara Mennel.


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


13th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
The 13th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels on the theme of Transnational Comics will be held from April 8–10th, 2016.