I would like to invite list subscribers who will be at the SCS conference in Ottowa to join a workshop on genre studies during the lunch hour on Friday, May 16. Entitled "Toward a Comprehensive Genre Taxonomy," the workshop will feature discussion of the proposed Moving Image Genre-Form guide developed by a special committee in the Motion Picture/Broadcasting/Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress. For the first time, this guide uses film studies methodologies to fully define and exemplify genre and form terms (some 150 in all), in the effort to produce a standardized guide that will cover all such categories. Speakers commenting on the project will include: * Barry Grant, Brock University * Rick Jewell, University of Southern California * Maureen Furniss, Chapman University As editor and coauthor of the guide, I will be chairing the workshop and introducing the project. The main purpose of the workshop is to solicit the reactions of SCS members to the project, and a large portion of discussion time is planned. The 70 page guide is located on Jeremy Butler's Screensite, at http://www.sa.ua.edu/screensite/res/bib/migenre.htm, or I can email a copy to anyone interested. Hope to see you there. Brian Taves Motion Picture/Broadcasting/Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress 101 Independence Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540-4699 202-707-9930 202-707-2371 (fax) Internet: [log in to unmask] Disclaimer--All opinions expressed are my own. ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.