Category Archives: Media and Identity

‘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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Teaching Irresponsibly and Uncomfortably: The Role of Theory in the Neoliberal University

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier   Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol 3 (2)  Hunter Hargraves  California State University, Fullerton   Over the last year, many online (and offline) spaces have taken up the question of trigger warnings – statements that prevent … 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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Images of the Disabled

Course Description and Objectives: Depictions of illness and physical disability reflect, often in reversal, our beliefs about merit, human worth, dignity, community, and the definition of a life well lived. The works examined in this course—ranging in genre from the … Continue reading

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Sport, Media and Society Syllabus

This is the syllabus for a three-week intensive undergraduate course in the summer of 2011. The course examined the cultural, social and political importance of sports in contemporary society. Sport,MediaandSocietyKateRanachan  

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Media Literacy syllabi

This class was a 3000-level, writing intensive class. Both syllabi are very similar. The second syllabus includes more “alternative” readings such as blog posts and radio shows.  I am happy to share any materials not directly linked to in these … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Course

Syllabus for 3000-level undergraduate seminar focused on race, gender, and sexuality in hip hop.  This was taught as a three-week intensive summer course. . HipHopSyllabus

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Website: Media Literacy Clearinghouse

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Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord’s extensive reinterpretation of Marx’s work is a particularly difficult text for students to read. However most issues relating to commodity fetishism, alienation and the role of the mass media in distracting the public from more serious issues can be discussed in this video clip of the Adam Freeland song, We want your soul Continue reading

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Media Literacy: Theory, Power, Identity

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