Kathleen was my Ph.D. dissertation advisor in the UO English Department back in the late 90’s, helping guide me through the initial research and early draft of The Popular Uncanny book manuscript. She is responsible for helping me discover much of what I know about film history, feminism, comedy and the uncanny. Her writing on popular media is essential reading for cinema scholars (here’s an example of one of her essays on the Scream film trilogy and its relation to the feminist Third Wave, for instance). She inspired me and helped me find my voice as a critic and teacher. To celebrate her work, I’ll be presenting a paper at the special symposium called “Unruly Memories, Uncanny Teaching: The Pedagogical Lessons of Kathleen Karlyn.”
The event transpires at the University of Oregon’s extension in Portland, located beneath the iconic White Stag of the city, from February 10 – 11, 2017. Pre-registration is required before January 16th, 2017.