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CFP: Revisiting the Film History Survey – Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (4)

Film history surveys, be they one-course introductions or more extensive two- or three-course sequences, form an important foundation of many film studies programs, even as the disciplines from which we borrowed the idea (literature, art history, and history itself) are … Continue reading

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Rebooting Studies of Film Authorship by Curating in the Classroom at Michigan

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier         Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Matthew Solomon, Vincent Longo, and Philip Hallman University of Michigan Recently, the “major directors” course in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University … Continue reading

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Digital Resources for Film Studies from the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Jenny Romero  Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library In 1927, thirty-six prominent members of the film community, including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Cecil B. DeMille, … Continue reading

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Traversing the Scales of Archival Research

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources Vol 4(3) Martin L. Johnson Catholic University of America For most of its history, the cinema was researched and taught as a medium of grandiose scale. Histories of Hollywood contended with histories … Continue reading

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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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CFP — Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive

Edited by Kate Fortmueller, University of Georgia and Laura Isabel Serna, University of Southern California Deadline: January 6, 2017 Primary historical sources have the capacity to animate discussions of film and media history. Proximity to and distance from media archives … Continue reading

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Politicizing Documentary Pedagogy in the name of the Precariat

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (2) Ben Stork, Seattle University   In its current configuration, American higher education subtly attempts to foreclose explicit discussions of its working conditions through the structures of instructional employment. For contingent faculty, members of … Continue reading

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