ROD SERLING CONFERENCE: Celebrating 50 Years of the Twilight Zone
Venue: Ithaca College Campus
|Event Date/Time: Oct 02, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2009|
Rod Serling won an unprecedented six Emmy Awardsâ€¦ was the first writer honored with the Peabody Awardâ€¦ and was a pioneer in the â€œGolden Days of Television.â€ By the time The Twilight Zone premiered on October 2, 1959 -- nearly 100 of Serlingâ€™s scripts had been produced.
This conference will examine episodes of this ground-breaking series as well as Serlingâ€™s other work -- which includes movie screenplays such as â€œPlanet of the Apes.â€
â€¢ War and Remembrance: Examining the Impact of War on Rod Serlingâ€™s Life and Work
â€¢ Stark Humanity: Serlingâ€™s â€œRequiem for a Heavyweightâ€
â€¢ What Goes Around: Comeuppance and Schadenfreude in The Twilight Zone
Jeffrey J. Bianchine
â€¢ From Serling to Simpson
â€¢ Early Attempts at Science-Fiction and Fantasy
Amy E. Boyle Johnston
â€¢ Living in a Twilight Reality: Rod Serling, Television, and Cold War America
â€¢ Donâ€™t Assume the Current Norm Shall Be Your Norm
â€¢ â€œItâ€™s a Cookbook!â€ Gender Anxieties in The Twilight Zoneâ€™s â€œTo Serve Manâ€
â€¢ Adapting The Twilight Zone to Graphic Novel
â€¢ How Parenting Is Represented in The Twilight Zone
Douglas C. MacLeod Jr.
â€¢ Speak Your Mind
Patricia Dawn MacLeod
â€¢ Underneath the Mask: Using Rod Serlingâ€™s â€œEye of the Beholderâ€ to Teach about Appearance versus Reality
Timothy J. Madigan
â€¢ The Symbiosis of Rod Serling and Charles Beaumont
â€¢ Surviving The Twilight Zone: An Alternate Reality with Alternate Rules
Samuel B. Prime and Dave Stinton-Czuprynski
â€¢ Divining Rod: Illumination and the Twilight Zone Experience
â€¢ Second Chances: Rod Serling, Redrafting, and Adaptation
Andrew T. Smith
â€¢ Time Enough at Last
â€¢ The Twilight Zone on Videotape: Is the Medium the Message?
Gordon C. Webb
â€¢ Scriptwriting Competition Winners Panel
Excerpts from this year's winning scripts will be read and discussed by some of the winning writers and members of the judge's panel.