Annual Meeting of the Association for Mormon Letters
“‘One Eternal Round’: Mormon Literature Past, Present, and Future”
27 February 2010, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
Registration begins at 8:00, sessions starting at 9:00. The highlight of this event will be the screening of the 1931 film, “Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love.” This was one of the first films made about the Book of Mormon and includes, among other notable features, topless showgirls with strategically placed hair. The standards were different in Utah in the days of the transition from silent films to talkies.
Fans of Signature Books titles won’t want to miss hearing Jack Harrell, Margaret Blair Young, Bruce Jorgenson, and Patricia Karamesines discuss current Mormon literature. For instance, Patricia will discuss “When is a Platonic Friendship Not Platonic? Husbands, Wives, and Significant Others in Shannon Hale’s The Actor and the Housewife.”
Other people presenting papers at the meetings include Jared Tamez on “La Voz del Desierto: An Indigenous and ‘Uncorrelated’ Mormon Publication in Mexico, 1879” and Nathan Waite on “Innocence, Redemption, and the Borderlands in Richard Dutcher’s Films.”