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The University of Pittsburgh 2013 Film Studies conference was made possible thanks to the generous financial and administrative support from the following programs and organizations at the University of Pittsburgh: the Film Studies Program, the Department of English, theHumanities Center, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Cultural Studies Program, theGlobal Studies Center, the Graduate and Professional Student Government, the Department of German, the Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures, and the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization (A&S GSO).

Additional gratitude goes out to Jen Florian, administrative assistant to the Film Studies program; Denise Thomas, budget administrator to the English Department; keynote speaker, Homay King; our faculty moderators, Adam Lowenstein, David Pettersen, Lucy Fischer, Marcia Landy, Mark Lynn Anderson, Mark Best, and Ryan Pierson, and to all of our panelists.

Finally, this conference would not have been possible without the months of hard work and many volunteer hours from the dedicated members of the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization.

The 2013 conference was organized by doctoral student Katie Bird, with additional support from doctoral students Jedd Hakimi and Gordon Sullivan as well the entire FSGSO.

Thank You