The Media and Cinema Studies program, along with the College of Computing and Digital Media, the English Department, and the Department of American Studies at DePaul University is hosting a one-day celebratory colloquium in honor the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek on Saturday, May 07, from 9am-6pm. This event will feature roundtable discussions from scholars and fans of Star Trek, speaking about the cultural impact of the show, as well as analyzing aspects of the episodes. The even will also feature keynote speaker Brannon Braga (executive producer, writer, and director of multiple episodes and films), screenings, screenwriting workshops, a costume contest, and more.
The audience for this event is both graduate and undergraduate students, both fans and scholars, and the focus should be on informed and enlightening discussion rather than formal academic papers. “A Celebration of Star Trek” will take place on DePaul’s Loop campus.
If you’re interested in speaking on a round table, please send a 200 word abstract of your topic and a CV or resume to Paul Booth (firstname.lastname@example.org) byMar 01. Please aim your abstracts for a more general audience and for a discussion rather than a paper presentation. For more information, please check out the website www.mcsdepaul.com/a-celebration-of-star-trek.html and sign up for updates on Facebook (search “A Celebration of Star Trek”). We hope that you will be able to join in the discussion and celebration!