A first-ever symposium, "Mormon Media Studies: Across Time, Space and Disciplines," will be held at the Brigham Young University campus November 11 and 12, 2010.
Featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Terryl Givens, professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond. Dr. Givens will speak on the subject of "Fraud, Philanderers and Football: Negotiating the Mormon Image."
The conference will also include over 30 academic paper presentations on Mormons and the media;panel discussions on Mormon bloggers, Church public relations, Mormon film and more; and film screenings, documentaries and discussions. "Lunch and a Movie" and "Night at the Movies" film screenings will be held at noon and in the evenings featuring rare and unique Mormon-themed films.
For more information about the Symposium, or to pre-order lunch for the event, visit the Symposium web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/mmstudies/. Lunch can also be ordered by calling 801–422–8925.
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