Thursday, December 9, 2004
SU Faculty Present Papers at Film, History League Conference
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University faculty recently presented at the Third Biennial Conference of the Film and History League in Dallas. Presentations focused on film’s representations of war and society. The keynote speaker, Frank Thompson was historical advisor for John Lee Hancock’s film The Alamo, starring Billy Bob Thorton. SU faculty who presented include: Dr. Maarten Pereboom chair of the History Department with his paper “Remembering the Great War”; history professor Don Whaley, who presented “Lifers, Juicers, White Morons, and Heads: Oliver Stone, Vietnam Veterans, Film Historians and the Contest over the Meaning of Vietnam”; Dr. Elsie Walker, English professor and editor of Literature/Film Quarterly, who presented, “Adapting Histories with Music: The Pianist, Life is Beautiful, and Schindler’s List” and Dr. James Welsh, former SU English professor and co-founder of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly, who discussed and debated Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. They were among over 400 academics representing the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. The conference, held at the Dolce International Conference Center, was co-sponsored by the Literature/Film Association in Dallas. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site www.salisbury.edu.