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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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Casual Lecturers in UK Universities: A View from/off the Edge of Europe

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (2) C. Paul Sellors, Edinburgh Napier University   Many readers of this dossier work or have worked as teaching assistants and adjunct lecturers, enduring low wages, long hours to prepare for and teach tutorials … Continue reading

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When Precarity is Too Much and Academia is Not Enough

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (2) Jorie Lagerwey, University College Dublin At the Console-ing Passions Conference in June 2016, a plenary session titled New Directions brought together five so-called “emerging scholars” to share our experiences of scholarly transition from … Continue reading

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“New Weapons” for the Precariat in Film and Media Studies

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (2) Charles Burnetts, King’s University College, Western University This essay seeks to reproduce the candor and incisiveness of the adjunct memoir in its critique of contingent hiring practices in the academy, without being an … Continue reading

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