Mountain Film Series - Spring 2019

Three motion pictures set in mountains: the French Alps; imagined mountains; and Appalachia (Blowing Rock, NC).

  • Force Majeure (2014), 1/23 -- Introduced and discussion led by Fulbright scholar Christian Quendler of the University of Innsbruck and Josh McClenney, graduate student in Appalachian studies.
  • Snowpiercer (2013), 2/5 -- Introduced and discussion led by Ellie Dudding, graduate student in Appalachian studies.
  • Goodbye Solo (2008), 2/26 -- Introduced and discussion led by Ian Kirkpatrick, graduate student in Appalachian studies.

All showings at 6:00 p.m., Belk Library, Room 114. Free and open to the campus and community.


This Mountain Film Series supports Appalachian's International Mountain Studies Symposium to be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 on the fourth floor of Plemmons Student Union. This day-long, interdisciplinary academic event will bring fifteen international mountain studies scholars to campus to engage with students, faculty and staff. The invited international scholars will present mountain-focused research alongside members of our campus community whose work intersects with mountain studies. This symposium will highlight the growing field of mountain studies and encourage comparative studies and exchanges between the Appalachian Mountains and other mountain regions around the world.

 Proposals (350 words max) for papers, presentations, and creative endeavors related to the Appalachian Mountains and/or other mountains from any academic discipline are due January 28, 2019. Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and staff at Appalachian State University are invited to propose group sessions (one hour and fifteen minutes) or individual presentations (twenty minutes). Poster presentations are welcome. Members of our campus community who have participated in or have led study abroad in mountain areas are encouraged to submit proposals to share perspectives on those experiences.  Send proposals with the subject line “IMSS proposal” to Katherine Ledford Send questions to her, as well. The symposium is supported by the Center for Appalachian Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Education and Development.