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>From: "Hankin, Kelly" <[log in to unmask]>



>CFP: Feminist Film & Media and Pedagogy (8/6/06;collection)
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>Over the last thirty years, feminism has greatly enriched the field of =
>Film and Media Studies. Feminist film criticism is now canonical, its =
>theories, methodologies, and passions a central (though not =
>unchallenged) component of the discipline. Importantly, its centrality =
>has had a major impact on University curricula. Classes in feminist film =
>theory are a staple of most graduate and undergraduate film programs, =
>and feminist media is regularly featured in film, media, and women=92s =
>studies courses. Nonetheless, despite the enormous impact feminist film =
>criticism and practice have had on University education, their =
>relationship to the practical and theoretical issues of pedagogy have =
>been ignored. Save a few notable exceptions, little has been written =
>that explores the relationship of feminist media, feminist film theory, =
>and pedagogy. Because teaching is a vital part of our profession, =
>filling in this blind spot in our scholarship is crucial.
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>This proposed anthology seeks to redress this lack by bringing together =
>a collection of essays that explore the connections between our research =
>and production interests in feminist film and media and our roles as =
>teachers. This anthology will make an important contribution on two =
>fronts. First, it will provide a critical tool for those of us in the =
>field whose primary responsibility (and perhaps passion) is teaching. =
>Additionally, it will enhance the field itself by asking what we can =
>learn about film/media studies and practice when we see them through the =
>lens of pedagogy.=20
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>Essay topics are open, but potential contributors might want to use the =
>following themes as a springboard:
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>The philosophy of feminist film/media pedagogy
>Teaching feminist studies and practice and/as activism
>Feminist film/media scholarship and student accessibility
>Strategies for teaching challenging feminist film theories and media=20
>The classroom usefulness of the feminist film/media canon=20
>Alternatives to the feminist film theory classroom and canon
>Using interdisciplinary materials to teach feminist film/media studies
>Teaching feminist theory and feminist media interactively
>The effectiveness of teaching manuals and introductory textbooks=20
>The "art" of teaching feminist film and media
>Models of best practices of teaching
>Combining theory and practice in the classroom
>Teaching feminist media within and beyond the production classroom=20
>Teaching the work of women filmmakers
>Explorations of pedagogical failures, successes, and development
>Analyses of classrooms, assignments, and collaborative teaching
>Teaching feminist media at research universities, liberal arts =
>institutions, comprehensive universities, and two-year colleges
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>In addition to more traditional essays, case studies, essays written in =
>the form of letters to students, interviews with successful teachers and =
>students, and "how-to" guides are welcome.  I also strongly encourage =
>scholars and filmmakers from all stages in their career to submit =
>proposals.=20
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>Please submit a one-page proposal=97along with curriculum vitae=97via =
>regular mail or email by December 15, 2006 to Kelly Hankin, Associate =
>Professor of Film Studies, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, =
>University of Redlands, 1200 East Colton Avenue Redlands California =
>92373 [log in to unmask] Please feel free to write with =
>questions.=20

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