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Teaching Local Television History with Primary Sources

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Stephen Groening University of Washington The curriculum for my department’s new major in Cinema and Media Studies includes an upper-division course entitled “Television History;” as the new hire in Television … Continue reading

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Teaching Radio History to Help Save It?: Listening, Radio Preservation, and the History Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Christine Ehrick University of Louisville An essay entitled “Private Passion, Public Neglect: The Cultural Status of Radio, written in 2000, lamented the neglect of radio as a subject of academic … Continue reading

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Film History Comes Alive: Primary Materials Research as Participatory Pedagogy

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Emily Carman Chapman University Although my university is just thirty-seven miles south of Los Angeles—home to many impressive film and television archives and special collection libraries—my students often lack transportation … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive/ Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4(3)

        Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (3)  Edited by Kate Fortmueller, University of Georgia and Laura Isabel Serna, University of Southern California Table of Contents Rebooting Studies … Continue reading

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Short Assignment: Using Anti-Surveillance Tools

The purpose of this assignment is to ask student groups to give brief presentations on how to use online, anti-surveillance tools and analyze potential benefits and drawbacks of these tools.  I include this assignment after students have read and discussed … Continue reading

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Culture Jamming as Critical Pedagogy: A Case Study in Remix Media Studies

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Allison de Fren Occidental College The challenge of teaching a course that combines theory and practice is not only finding the right balance between the two, but also their integration. I have experimented … Continue reading

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The Enemy of Art is the Absence of Limitations: Integrating Film History, Theory, and Production

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Drew Morton Texas A&M University-Texarkana It always happens midterm week. A voice chirps up from the back of the classroom and asks “Why is our midterm on film terms and old movies when … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Being Two Faced: Production in the Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Irene Gustafson University of California Santa Cruz The publication of this teaching dossier and its inciting question, ‘Should I incorporate production assignments in to the syllabus?’, acknowledges a pressure, a sense of obligation, … Continue reading

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Paper Production: Using Preparation and DIY Strategies to Integrate Production on a Shoestring

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Anne Gilbert University of Kansas For many departments, incorporating production elements into courses on film and media theory, history, and criticism is a practical necessity. With their creative projects and glamorous post-graduation jobs, … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Ubiquitous Production

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Lauren S. Berliner University of Washington Bothell Academic programs have historically fallen into the trap of reifying traditional divisions between theory and practice and analysis and craft. A 2016 “state of the field” … Continue reading

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