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JAMES BOGAN is a professor of art, a poet, and a filmmaker, who has taught at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla since 1969. His Ph.D. research at the University of Kansas on William Blake drew him simultaneously into art and literature. Since then he has integrated various disciplines into courses like "Poets and Painters" and "Script to Screen." He has team-taught courses in the Renaissance, the French Revolution, and Western Civilization. Representing S&T the Missouri-London Program, he taught Art History and a specialized course in Blake in London during the winter semester of 1995. In 2002 he taught Michaelangelo Meets the 20th Century at Teikyo University-Holland.  The S&T Film Festival, which he initiated in 1975, has received statewide recognition for its programs and regularly features visits by eminent filmmakers such as Les Blank, James Broughton, Jimmie Briggs, and Ken Burns. In 1993 Professor Bogan received a Faculty Excellence Award in recognition of his contributions in teaching, research, and service; and in 1997 he was named a "Curators’ Teaching Professor," and subsequently received the "Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching." In 2005 he was the recipient of the “President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching” from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System. In the spring of 2010 he was invited to address the faculty and students of the Beijing Institute of Foreign Studies about Blake, filmmaking, and poetry.

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