Cinema Scholars Series Presents: Feminist Media Studies Symposium

UO in Portland – White Stag Block
Feb 10, 2017, 5:00 pm to Feb 11, 2017, 4:30 pm

Symposium_Monitor_FINALFeminist Media Studies Symposium

In honor of University of Oregon Professor Emerita Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, PhD ’92

University of Oregon in Portland

White Stag Block

February 10 – 11, 2017

The Cinema Studies Program presents the Feminist Media Studies Symposium in honor of the outstanding legacy of University of Oregon Professor Emerita Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, founding director of the Cinema Studies Program and internationally renowned feminist media scholar. The Feminist Media Studies Symposium will bring together the most interesting research at the intersection of the fields that Professor Karlyn helped define in ways that both engage with the intellectual questions central to her oeuvre and build on them to suggest the new directions in which feminist media studies is now moving. The symposium will profile presentations by colleagues and former students of Professor Karlyn, UO alumni, and others who have high profile careers in media production and content creation outside of academia. The symposium will also showcase graduate and undergraduate research in film and media studies at the University of Oregon. By bringing together colleagues, researchers, and media professionals, as well as University of Oregon graduate and undergraduate students and alumni, the symposium seeks to engage in scholarly dialogue as well as help renew and generate new networks among the attendees.

Welcome Reception and Plenary

Friday, February 10, 2017 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – UO in Portland – White Stag Block

The evening features a plenary by Professor Karlyn where she will discuss trends in the field of cinema and media studies from within both research and curricular frameworks. In addition, participants will offer tributes and reminiscences about Professor Karlyn and interact in a more informal setting.


Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm – UO in Portland – White Stag Block

Breakfast and lunch provided  The symposium features panel presentations focused on research with invited guests, faculty, and students presenting papers. An additional panel presentation will feature alumni and former students who have careers outside of academia who will discuss the types of training and experience that make such careers possible.

Pre-registration Information

Thank you for your interest in attending the symposium.  The event is now full, and registration is closed. 

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Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, Ph.D ‘92

karlynFounding Director of the Cinema Studies Program, University of Oregon Professor Emerita, Department of English, University of Oregon Kathleen Rowe Karlyn came to academia after shorter careers in secondary education and print journalism. During her years in the UO’s English Department, Julia Lesage and Professor Karlyn created and administered an interdisciplinary Certificate in Film Studies, which lay the foundation for the current Cinema Studies major. Professor Karlyn has taken pleasure and pride in the institutional continuity represented by being a member of the last class to earn a degree from Oregon’s former Telecommunication and Film program and by serving as the first director of its new Cinema Studies major. Professor Karlyn has written two books, a number of articles and is in the early stages of a third book, co-edited with Sarah Kozloff, on female directors. Read more...