Baylor Hosts International Hitchcock Conference in Austin

Feb. 15, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University will host an international conference on the works of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock March 22-24 in Austin.

The conference is co-sponsored by Baylor and the Hitchcock Annual, a scholarly publication devoted to criticism of his films, and will include film screenings and discussions as well as presentations of new material concerning Hitchcock.

Dr. Greg Garrett, associate professor of English, is serving as the conference coordinator. He also teaches a graduate seminar class about Hitchcock at Baylor.

"When you move through the films, you can see Hitchcock develop as a filmmaker," Garrett said. "He has received both popular acclaim and critical study."

Guest lecturers will include Robert E. Kapsis, author of "Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation;" Leonard J. Leff, author of "Hitchcock and Selznick;" Janet Staiger, professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas-Austin; Jane Sloan, author of "Alfred Hitchcock: A Guide to References and Resources;" David Sterritt, author of "The Films of Alfred Hitchcock;" and Robin Wood, author of "Hitchcock's Films Revisited."

The address on World Wide Web is:

http://diogenes.baylor.edu/WWWproviders/Greg_Garrett/alfred_hitchcock/hitchconf.html.

The deadline for hotel registration is March 1 to receive special conference rates. Conference registration fees are $80 in advance and $90 on site, and $40 in advance and $50 on site for students; hotel is not included in registration fees.

For more information, contact Garrett at 755-1768.

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