Thursday, October 4, 2012

Celebration of the Life and Work of Alex Doty

Alex Doty was chair of the Department of Communication and Culture until his death on August 5, 2012.

Alex M. Doty

A Celebration of his Life and Work

Friday, October 12-Saturday, October 13

Bloomington, Indiana


Friday, October 12                                                                                                                                              Swain East 105


2:00p                     Opening remarks

                                Brenda Weber 

                                Associate Professor of Gender Studies at IU Bloomington

                                Mary Gray

                                Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at IU Bloomington

                                Brenda and Mary were Alex’s colleagues at I.


2:15 - 3:00p          Short film screening and opening comments

                                Susan Stryker, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Director of the                                                                                    Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona

                                Susan was Alex’s colleague at IU.


3:00 - 3:15p          break


3:15 - 4:00p          Presentation by Constance Penley,

                                Professor and Chair of Film Studies, UC Santa Barbara

                                Constance was Alex’s advisor at University of Illinois


4:00 - 4:15p          break


4:15 - 5:00p          Closing presentation

                                Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor of English, University of Iowa

                                Corey and Alex were colleagues in the University of Illinois Graduate Program


5:00 - 8:00p          Reception and open mic at Rachael's CafĂ©                                                                     300 East 3rd Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (812) 330-1882



Saturday, October 13                                                                                                                                         IU CINEMA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1213 East 7th Street


12:00 - 2:00p       Celebration of the Life of Alex Doty


2:00 - 2:30p          Reception outside the IU Cinema (rain location Neal Marshall Center)


2:30 - 4:30p          Film: GENTLEMEN PREFER  BLONDES 1953/91  min/Dir. Howard Hawks

                                To Alex it was a perfect representation of friendship


4:30 - 4:45p          Break


4:45 - 6:45p          Film: LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN 1945/110 min/Dir.  John M. Stahl

                                Alex’s favorite all time film and one he loved watching with his siblings as a child.


6:45 - 7:00p           Break


7:00 - 9:30p           Film: THE WOMEN 1939/133min/Dir.George Cukor)

                                Alex could quote it in full by heart


9:30 - 1:00a          Uncle Elizabeth's After Party with open mic, and Gender Studies performance     1614 West 3rd Street

                                                                                                                                                                                (812)  331-0060