Category Archives: Assignments

Trying to create meaningful assignments that encourage students to develop critical thinking and demonstrate course-related competencies? This category is for media instructors to share assignment ideas from their classes — from papers prompts to service learning projects to media production.

Design and DH in the Media Studies Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Grant Wythoff Columbia University In the Spring of 2014, I worked with a group of Columbia University undergraduates to tackle the question of what happens when readers move from … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and Repair as a Critical Practice in the Media Studies Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) David N. Wright Douglas College The Preamble By introducing rebuilding and repair as critical practice in the media studies classroom, students can examine effects as they are triggered by … Continue reading

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Teaching Subtitles as Historiographic Research

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Kevin L. Ferguson  Queens College, City University of New York I see this question on Twitter: “Someone shouting, ‘We got company!’ is a classic action movie cliché. Does anyone … Continue reading

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ClipNotes in the Classroom Video Annotation Software for Instruction and Collaboration

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Andrew deWaard University of California, Los Angeles DH + CMS The fields of Digital Humanities and Cinema & Media Studies are an increasingly fruitful pairing. Rather than traditional publication, … Continue reading

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Collective Reading: Shot Analysis and Data Visualization in the Digital Humanities

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Joel Burges, Nora Dimmock, and Joshua Romphf University of Rochester In this essay, we discuss a mode of reading we call “collective reading,” which continues and changes traditional shot … Continue reading

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Producing Knowledge in the Media Studies Classroom: Working with Wikis

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Lauren S. Berliner University of Washington, Bothell Over the past decade, Wikipedia has inspired ongoing debates in higher education over the extent to which its crowd-sourced encyclopedic entries should … Continue reading

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Projection and Modulation: Media Art and Forms of Criticality

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Holly Willis  University of Southern California   The “pedagogical turn” in contemporary art has received significant attention in the context of participatory art practices – thanks to the … Continue reading

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“This is What I Was Trying to Say”: Challenging Outcome Led Documentary Filmmaking in Higher Education

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Ross Adamson  University of Brighton   There is much to be learnt from and through documentary filmmaking across all levels of education: from learning the art and craft … Continue reading

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‘Humanimal’ University: Teaching To Awaken Consciousness of Human and Animal Suffering Amidst Politics of Big Business

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3(2)  Ellen Gorsevski  Bowling Green State University   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – [attributed to] … Continue reading

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The Classroom as a Space of Resistance: Disrupting Neoliberal Politics through Critical Communication Pedagogy

   Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier   Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  David H. Kahl, Jr.   Penn State Erie, The Behrend College   Introduction   The university was once a space intended to be a bastion of unencumbered critical examination. … Continue reading

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