Category Archives: Group Projects

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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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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“Talking About Whiteness”: Using Digital Pedagogy to Interrogate Racial Privilege

   Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Shelleen Greene  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee   In this essay, I argue that digital media production can help facilitate critical dialogues about racial privilege that move beyond … Continue reading

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Teaching Production in a Liberal Arts Context

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Paul McEwan  Muhlenberg College       “What’s the most interesting idea you’ve learned here in the past year?” A few weeks before students begin my Video Production course, they receive this … Continue reading

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Collaborative Models for Engagement

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Bryan Sebok, PhD.  Lewis & Clark College   Teaching film and media studies, including production, at liberal arts colleges offers unique opportunities and unique challenges that differ from other types of institutions.  … Continue reading

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Flipping German Cinema

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Karen R. Achberger  St. Olaf College   Since 2007, educators are increasingly turning to a model of instruction called Flipped Learning where lectures and homework are reversed (or inverted): the lectures are … Continue reading

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Local Truths, Tactical Pedagogies: Documentary, Ethics, and Service Learning

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Chuck Tryon  Fayetteville State University   This essay offers what was essentially a tactical response to both the devaluation of the liberal arts and the decline in funding for higher education. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Foregrounding Context Through Paratexts

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (3) Fall 2013  Charlotte Howell  University of Texas at Austin   The naturalized primacy of the text has a firm grip on many students’ relation to media, but I have found using paratexts in … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Where the “Text” Is

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1(3) Fall 2013  Sam Ford  MIT/ Western Kentucky University   Discussing with Americana his scholarly work on the U.S.-style soap opera, Robert C. Allen (2004) said his interest began in a graduate seminar. Allen recalls … Continue reading

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Teaching Hindi Film Song Sequences

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (3) Fall 2013  Monika Mehta  Binghamton University, SUNY   Teaching Hindi Film Song Sequences Video Presentation In this video presentation, Monika Mehta explains how she uses paratexts to teach Bollywood song-and-dance sequences and includes a … Continue reading

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