CA Undergraduate Presents Research in England

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Conference Picture

Congratulations to Cinematic Arts B.A (2017) Jack Tieszen who presented his paper, titled "A Queer Utopia: An Exploration of Queerness in the Golden Age of Animation," at the Queer/ing Animation conference this past July at the University of Hull in Hull, England. As a department that nurtures the creative and research potential of our undergraduates and graduates in the area of cinema, we are very proud of Jack’s presentation at this academic conference -- especially as it was primarily for graduate students. Jack writes of the experience: “The interesting thing about this particular conference for me was that it was the first academic symposium that I had ever attended. Because of this I went into the conference with the mindset of it being more of a learning experience than just a strict presentation. Being the only presenter there without an MA, MFA, or PhD, I was initially intimidated by the symposium but as it went on I became more relaxed and confident in my own presentation skills. […] beyond listening to the wonderful and diverse group of papers at the symposium, I found that speaking with the presenters during the short breaks between lectures was greatly helpful. These small talks provided insight on the process of academic conferences as well as allowed me to bounce my ideas off of other animation scholars, which only helped to strengthen my paper.”