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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
  • Experimental Film and Literature
  • Global Fiction, Post-1945

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

  • "Experimental TV: The Children's Television Workshop and the Avant-Garde." Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SMCS). Toronto, Canada. March 2018. (accepted)
  • "Jane Campion Presents Julia Leigh: Mentorships at the International Film Festival." MPCA/ACA Regional Conference. Chicago, Illinois. October 2016.

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 of mentorships in the cultural politics of international film festivals. My primary case study considers Cannes darling Jane Campion's mentorship of Julia Leigh. The article is provisionally titled "Jane Campion Presents Julia Leigh: Mentorships at the International Film Festival."

Additionally, I am designing and writing a text-based adventure game based on William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily" to illustrate both the principles of modernism and the influence of media on those principles.