USC Trojan Family Weekend:
We are pleased to announce on Friday October 7, 2016 as a part of the USC Trojan Family Weekend, SCA is hosting a Dean’s Reception. Immediately following the reception we will escort family members to a welcome with Dean Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean of Students Dr. Brian Harke, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Renov, and Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs Dr. Akira Lippit.
The program will then transition into an interactive lecture from renowned professor Dr. Drew Casper, the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Endowed Chair. Dr. Casper is a professor and film historian in our Cinema and Media Studies division specializing in contemporary American cinema from World War II to 1976. He received his Ph.D. from USC in Communication Arts (with an emphasis in Cinema). Dr. Casper teaches survey courses on American film history (Postwar Hollywood, 1946-62; Revolutionary/Reactionary Hollywood, 1963-76) at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as courses on genre (Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy, Comedy, Musical, the Suspense Thriller, and Mel-odrama); film style analysis (Film Noir, Hitchcock, Donen, Minnelli, Spielberg, Scorsese, Wyler, Ford, Stevens, Hawks, MGM House Style, Warner Bros. House Style, and George Lucas and the Star Wars Phenomenon); and film censorship. Casper’s Introduction to Film class, a survey course for all un-dergraduate majors, was voted one of the top ten courses at USC. Dr. Casper is the author of Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical, The Style of Stanley Donen,An Introduction to Film Reader, Postwar Hollywood 1946-1962 (Blackwell Publishing, 2007) and Hollywood: The Years of Revolution and Reac-tion, 1963-1976 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
To RSVP to this event, please visit: http://sait.usc.edu/parent/tfw/