2018 Schedule

Monday, June 18 & Tuesday, June 19
Location: Glen Rowan House, Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL. Download a pdf version of the schedule

8:00-8:45 a.m.


8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome: Dave Park and Beth Corzo-Duchardt

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Panel: Beyond our Disciplines: Media, Communication, and Film in the Liberal Arts

  • Hugo Ljungbäck, “Forty Years of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee”
  • Carol Donelan, “Reflections on Modes of Knowing in the Liberal Arts Film Curriculum”
  • Dave Park, “Communication and the Liberal Arts on the Margins”
  • Linda Horwitz, “Putting Public Speaking back into the Introduction to Communication Course: A Return to the Past as a Way to Contribute to Lake Forest College’s New Old General Education Curriculum (GEC)”

10:45-12:15 p.m.

Panel: The Practical Logics of Writing For and With the Media

  • Jefferson Pooley, “Implementing Domain of One’s Own into a Media & Communication Major”
  • Nathan A. Jung, “Podcasting and Composition”
  • Matthew McKeague & John Ellerbach, “Teaching Comedy Writing at the College Level Using Bloom’s Taxonomy”
  • Mark Brewin, “Technology as Content and Form: Using the Media to Teach the Media”

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Lunch (with designated tables for topical discussions among attendees) click here for online submission form

1:30 – 2:30

Free time for participants

[concurrent with MCFLAC steering committee meeting]

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Panel: Feminist Theory and Gender Differences Within the Media

  • Sean Gilmore
  • Ivy Glennon
  • Ida Gunadi

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Panel: Moving Image Pedagogies

  • Sabiha Khan, “Animating the Kress Collection: Continuities Between Digital Media Production and Renaissance Painting in a Liberal Arts Context”
  • Joe Bookman, “Views from The Dark Mountain: Teaching Digital Media and the Anthropocene”
  • Gyuchon Jeon, “Combination, Mobilization of Film and Fine Arts in Teaching of Communication Philosophy”
  • Liz Benacka, “Strangers in the Dark: A Case for Queer Theory in Introductory Film Courses”

5:30-7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Optional gathering at local bar (MCFLAC covers at least the first round…)

Shuttle back to hotels at 9:00 p.m.

Location: Glen Rowan House, Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL. Download a pdf version of the schedule

8:00-8:45 a.m.


8:45-10:15 a.m.

Panel: The World at Peril: Journalism Pedagogy and Practice in the Liberal Arts

  • Sara Vigneri, “What Happens When Student Journalists Dare to do Journalism at Private Colleges?”
  • Michael Griffin, “Classroom Scholarship and Community Engagement”
  • Steve Macek, “Project Censored in the Classroom”
  • Sarah Wolter, “Media & Democracy”

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Panel: Balancing Critical and Vocational Interests in Media Industry Pedagogy

  • Mark Perry, “Integrating Theory and Practice in Media Production”
  • Camille Yale, “Integrating Media Industries Studies into the Liberal Arts Curriculum”
  • Lisa Lynch, “‘Don’t Be So Negative!’: Blending Critical Media Studies With Career Exploration at Drew”

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Roundtable: Interfacing With Administrators as a Media, Communication, or Film Studies Faculty Member

Round Table Participants:

  • Martin J. Lang
  • Lisa Lynch
  • Jefferson Pooley
  • Dave Park

12:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45-3:15 p.m.

Panel: Fostering Media Production Curricula in a Liberal Arts Context

  • Martin Lang
  • Beth Corzo-Duchardt
  • Lissa Heineman
  • Andrew Miller
  • Joe Tarantowski

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Roundtable: Making Critical Analysis Matter: Approaches to Teaching Media, Film, and Rhetorical Criticism

  • Theresa A. Donofrio
  • David Deifell
  • Emily Goodmann

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Discussion: The Future of MCFLAC


  • Dave Park
  • Beth Corzo-Duchardt

6:00 p.m.

Optional (no host) dinner at a nearby restaurant