CFP: [Film] Historicizing Film/Media Pedagogy, SCMS (8/5/08; 5/21/09 - 5/24/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Charbonneau
contact email: 

Research by scholars such as Dana Polan, Eric Smoodin, Lea Jacobs, and
Peter Decherney has contributed to a greater historicization of film
studies as well as film education. This panel invites work that continues
this line of inquiry by exploring historical instances of and developments
in film, television, and media pedagogy (broadly defined) from a variety of
perspectives, including institutional, cultural, and transnational.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

> Film-related pedagogical materials produced by governments, corporations,
and other institutions;
> Marxist, Feminist, or Queer film/media pedagogies;
> Historicization and critique of the “literacy” metaphor;
> Founding and development of particular film schools;
> Ephemeral media and their pedagogical contexts in institutions such as
schools, prisons, churches, military, etc.;
> Past debates over the conflation or separation of film & television in
media pedagogy;
> Past struggles over the linkage/breach between notions of reception and
production, or questions of passivity and activity;
> Underexplored chapters of SCMS’s historical development;
> Historiographic challenges to researching and narrativizing film
education’s past incarnations;
> Past attempts by transnational institutions and organizations, such as
the United Nations, to mobilize and support media education efforts.

Please send an abstract of 250 words and a short bio including name,
affiliation, and contact address to Stephen Charbonneau (
by August 5, 2008.

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