Event: Southwest Symposium 2006

MORMON CINEMA AT FIVE: A HEALTH REPORT

MORMON CINEMA AT FIVE: A HEALTH REPORT Although Mormons have been a topic for films as early as 1905, and LDS filmmakers have been telling quintessential Mormon stories since the 1930s, Richard Dutcher’s films God’s Army (2000) and Brigham City (2001) mark what some consider to be the birth of ‘Mormon Cinema’, feature-length fiction films …

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MORMON WOMEN AND THE LDS “BLOGGERNACLE”

Come and meet with some of the contributors to the Mormon feminist Bloggernacle as they share poetry, stories, and essays from the recently established Exponent II blog EXPONENTBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM. These women tell why they’ve chosen to speak out on the Internet about Mormon women’s issues such as priesthood, singles, plastic surgery, sex, motherhood, social justice, pop …

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FAMILIES OF THE PROPHETS: THE REST OF THE STORY

In recent years, the Priesthood/Relief Society manuals have told the life stories of the early church presidents, including Brigham Young (1998–99), John Taylor (2003), Wilford Woodruff (the current manual), Joseph F. Smith (2000–01) and Heber J. Grant (2004). These men were polygamists, yet the manuals tend to leave out their plural families. What were their …

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HUGH NIBLEY AT CLAREMONT

HUGH NIBLEY AT CLAREMONT After Hugh Nibley received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1938 and until he joined the Army in 1942, he taught at the Claremont colleges. It was a time of great transitions for Hugh. He began his Claremont tenure with anti-Semitic attitudes (ironic given his own Jewish ancestry) but left with a …

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MORMON STUDIES AS CULTURAL STUDIES: THE AMERICANIZATION OF MORMONISM REFLECTED IN POP CULTURE

MORMON STUDIES AS CULTURAL STUDIES: THE AMERICANIZATION OF MORMONISM REFLECTED IN POP CULTURE Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary approach to studying human life that employs political theory and strategy, as well as philosophy, anthropology, literary criticism, religious studies, and other fields. Its approach is unabashedly political in nature. Its purpose is to show how cultural …

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HITCHCOCK AND MORMONISM

HITCHCOCK AND MORMONISM Which Alfred Hitchcock film contains a long passage from the Book of Mormon, and how and why did it get into the film? What Mormon actors have starred in Hitchcock films? What Mormon artist created the largest work of art featured in any of Hitchcock’s films? What Mormon screenwriter wrote several episodes …

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