*Call For Papers*

*"Celebrating 50 Years of The Twilight Zone"*
October 2-3, 2009 . Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Proposals Due:  March 1, 2009

"Celebrating 50 Years of The Twilight Zone," an interdisciplinary 
academic conference dedicated to the works of Rod Serling, is set for 
Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Roy H. Park 
School of Communications at Ithaca College. The College, where Serling 
taught from 1967 through1975, is also home to the Rod Serling Archives. 
The archives include an extensive collection of television scripts, film 
screenplays, stage play scripts, films, unpublished works by Rod 
Serling, and other materials vital to scholarships associated with the 
author and television pioneer.

In April 2006, the College presented the well-received "Submitted for 
Your Approval," and in March 2008, "The Life and Legacy of Rod Serling" 
-- both  conferences focused on the creative work of Rod Serling, 
offering research, anecdotes, and an opportunity to view some of the 
classics of early television. Come and be a part of the exploration of 
that unique "dimension of imagination" that is the work of Rod Serling. 
Papers, panels, poster session, and other unique conference proposals 
for the 2009 conference are welcomed in any of the following themes but 
all writing, television, or film scholarship related to Rod Serling will 
be considered. 

_Topics Covered in the Previous Conferences:_
.    Planet of the Apes
.    The Loner
.    Serling's Earliest Work in Cincinnati, Ohio
.    Seven Days in May
.    The Murder of Emmitt Till (table read)
.    The Twilight Zone as Philosophical Concept

_Suggested Topics to Consider:_

.    Radio days in Cincinnati
.    WKRC and "The Storm"
.    Cayuga Productions
.    Serling and CBS
.    Kraft Television Theatre
.    Suspense
.    Studio One
.    Teaching at Ithaca College
.    Influence of New York State, his hometown of Binghamton, in his 
life and work
.    Antioch College experience
.    Serling style
.    Censorship and television in the '50s
.    Serling and World War II
.    The Mike Wallace Interview
.    Characters in the Zone
.    Modern morality play
.    Serling as narrator, actor
.    Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
.    Charles Beaumont
.    Richard Matheson
.    Reginald Rose
.    "I Sing the Body Electric," Ray Bradbury episode of The Twilight Zone
.    "The Season to Be Wary"

Serling Work for Television
.    Patterns
.    The Comedian
.    Requiem for a Heavyweight
.    The Loner
.    Assault on a Queen
.    Planet of the Apes
.    Seven Days in May
.    The Man
.    Night Gallery
.    Storm in the Summer
.    The Arena
.    The Strike
.    Certain Honorable Men
.    The New People (developer)
.    The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
        Of the 156 Individual Episodes, the ones written by Rod Serling
.      "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim"
.     "A Kind of Stopwatch"
.      "A Most Unusual Camera"
.      "A Passage for Trumpet"
.      "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain"
.      "A Stop at Willoughby"
.      "A Thing about Machines"
.      "And When the Sky Was Opened"
.      "Back There"
.     "Cavender Is Coming"
.      "Deaths-Head Revisited"
.      "Dust"
.     "Escape Clause"
.     "Execution"
.      "Eye of the Beholder"
.     "Five Characters in Search of an Exit"
.     "Four O`Clock"
.      "He`s Alive"
.      "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby"
.     "I Am the Night -- Color Me Black"
.     "I Shot an Arrow into the Air"
.     "In Praise of Pip"
.      "It`s a Good Life"
.      "Judgment Night"
.      "King Nine Will not Return"
.      "Mirror Image"
.     "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"
.      "Mr. Dingle the Strong"
.      "Mr. Garrity and the Graves"
.      "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room"
.      "Night of the Meek"
.     "Nightmare as a Child"
.     "No Time Like the Past"
.      "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville"
.     "On Thursday we Leave for Home"
.     "One for the Angels"
.      "One More Pallbearer"
.      "People Are Alike All Over"
.     "Probe 7-Over and Out"
.      "Showdown with Rance McGrew"
.      "Sounds and Silences"
.      "Still Valley"
.     "The 7th Is Made up of Phantoms"
.      "The After Hours"
.      "The Arrival"
.     "The Bard"
.     "The Big Tall Wish"
.      "The Brain Center at Whipple`s"
.      "The Changing of the Guard"
.      "The Dummy"
.      "The Fear"
.     "The Fever"
.      "The Four of us Are Dying"
.      "The Gift"
.      "The Hitch-Hiker"
.      "The Jeopardy Room"
.     "The Last Night of a Jockey"
.     "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank"
.      "The Lateness of the Hour"
.      "The Little People"
.      "The Lonely"
.     "The Man in the Bottle"
.      "The Masks"
.      "The Midnight Sun"
.      "The Mighty Casey"
.      "The Mind and the Matter"
.      "The Mirror"
.      "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
.      "The Obsolete Man"
.      "The Odyssey of Flight 33"
.      "The Old Man in the Cave"
.      "The Parallel"
.      "The Passersby"
.      "The Purple Testament"
.     "The Rip Van Winkle Caper"
.      "The Shelter"
.      "The Silence"
.      "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"
.      "The Thirty-Fathom Grave"
.      "The Trade-Ins"
.      "The Whole Truth"
.      "Time Enough At Last"
.     "Twenty-Two"
.      "Uncle Simon"
.      "Walking Distance"
.      "What you Need"
.      "Where Is Everybody? "
.     "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? "
Serling Screenplays
.    Assault on a Queen
.    Planet of the Apes
.    Seven Days in May
.    The Man
.    The Salamander

Submission Information
Submissions should include:
.    Abstract (not to exceed 250 words)
.    A/V needs
.    Short biography with daytime phone number, preferred mailing 
address, and e-mail address

Submit to the Rod Serling Conference Committee at [log in to unmask], no 
later than *March 1, 2009.*

For additional background and information, visit

Melissa M. Gattine
Special Programs and Public Relations Coordinator
Roy H. Park School of Communications
Ithaca College, 378 Park Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14850
(607) 274-1023
(607) 274-1108 fax

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