From August 20-22, 2013, the UW-Madison Communication Arts Department will host the 6th International Screenwriting Research Network Conference. Founded in 2006, the Screenwriting Research Network brings together scholars, writers and researchers from across the globe to discuss the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. Previous conferences have been held in Leeds, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Sydney.
Scholar and filmmaker J.J. Murphy’s recent book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (University of California Press, 2012), has been winning critical praise and stimulating interest in Professor Murphy’s own experimental film work. Noted filmmaker John Waters really liked the book and cited it in his summer reading.