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04/06/2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


04/12/2017 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Dillon Hawkins, PhD student in Screen Studies

MA in Screen Studies, Oklahoma State University
BS in Mass Communication, Shepherd University

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Film Training and Mentorships
  • International Film Festivals
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
  • Experimental and Ergodic Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1113: Composition I - Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENGL 1213: Composition II - Academic Research Writing
  • ENGL 2413: Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 2453: Introduction to Film and Television

Conference Presentations

  • "Navigating Fallen Monuments: Using Interactive Fiction to Teach William Faulkner" PCA/ACA National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2017. (accepted)
  • "Jane Campion Presents Julia Leigh: Mentorships at the International Film Festival." MPCA/ACA Regional Conference. Chicago, Illinois. October 2016.
  • "Endangered Animals and the Auratic in The Hunter (2011)." PCA/ACA National Conference. Chicago, Illinois. April 2014.

Professional Appointments

  • Webmaster, OSU English Department, 2015-present
  • Projectionist, Exciterbulb Film Series, 2012-present 
  • Webmaster, OSU First Year Composition Program, 2014-2015

Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 Leonard J. Leff Film and Media Studies Award 

Current Research Projects

I am researching and writing an article about the role mentorships play in the cultural politics of international film festivals. My primary case study is Cannes laureate and darling Jane Campion's mentorship of Julia Leigh and the influence Campion, given her relationship with the French film festival, had in Leigh's first film, Sleeping Beauty (2011), being selected for competition at the 2011 festival. The article is provisionally titled "Jane Campion Presents Julia Leigh: Mentorships at the International Film Festival." 

Additionally, I am designing and writing an interactive fiction, also know as a text-based adventure game, based on William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily" for pedagogical purposes: to illustrate the functions of ergoic literature.