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Rollins to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dr. Peter C. Rollins, Regents Professor of English and American Film Studies at Oklahoma State University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Film and Video Studies Society this weekend.

The award will be presented during the 7th annual Conference in Film and Media at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on March 31.

OFVSS is a statewide association of film and video studies/production educators who are committed to building relationships between institutions and related disciplines to strengthen the film and video culture of Oklahoma.

Among those presenting sessions at the conference will be Dr. Brian Price, assistant professor of English, and OSU students Dr. Deborah Carmichael, Scott Krzych, Jacqueline Megow, Blake Baldwin, David Schapp, Tara Hembrough and Colin Miller.

Rollins, former editor of “Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies” and the author and editor 10 books and more than 100 published articles, will retire this May. He taught the first film classes at OSU in a program that has produced master’s and doctoral graduates since 1978.

He was president of the Popular Culture Association from 1980-82, and edited “The Journal of Popular Culture,” “The Journal of American Culture,” and “Reviews in Popular Culture/American Culture” at various times over the years. He founded the Southwest/Texas Chapter nearly three decades ago.

In recent years, Rollins has received numerous national and regional honors for his work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Culture Association in 2001 and four Ray and Pat Browne Annual Book Awards that honor scholarship within the popular culture study

The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Film and Video Studies Program, the OU College of Arts and sciences, the University of Central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and friend of film Jeanne Hoffman Smith.

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