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William Phillips

PhillipsSince 1997, William H. Phillips has taught film courses at UWEC as a Visiting Professor.  He received his B.A. from Purdue University, his M.A. from Rutgers University, and his Ph.D. (in dramatic literature and film studies) from Indiana University. His postdoctoral studies in film include three sabbaticals to write and to do research at major film archives, libraries, and film distributors in the United States and Europe; participation in an eight-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers on the history of film at Northwestern University; and attendance at the first (two-week) American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies Symposium for College Film Teachers. He has also served as producer of readings of original short film scripts for live performance then rebroadcast on cable TV. Phillips has taught scriptwriting for short films, introductory short fiction writing, composition, dramatic literature, and film studies courses at six American universities. His publications include the books St. John Hankin: Edwardian Mephistopheles (1979); Analyzing Films (1985); Writing Short Scripts (2nd ed., 1999); Writing Short Stories: The Most Practical (2001); and Film: An Introduction (4th ed., 2009).