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Sharon Zuber <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 8 Jul 2005 08:47:54 -0400
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I would be interested in being part of a list targeting film studies 

Thanks for making the suggestion and posing the questions--how does 
such a list get started?

Sharon Zuber
College of William and Mary
English and Film Studies

At 07:38 PM 7/7/2005, you wrote:
>Does anyone know of mailing lists or discussion forums targeted at 
>film studies instructors? I have come across many on-line syllabi, 
>but have not found any dedicated discussion groups.
>It would be nice to talk with colleagues around the world about 
>issues that come up when designing a film studies course. For 
>example, these are some of the issues that might be discussed on such a list:
>    + What textbooks are people using and *why* are they using these books?
>    + What are the best film clips for demonstrating key concepts?
>    + How many films can one show in a single semester without 
> overloading students?
>    + How have students responded to the works of Director X or Director Y?
>    + Are undergraduates capable of meaningful engagement with hyper 
> theoretical writings about film?
>    + Do fair use guidelines allow us to show DVD versions of 
> classic films to our students?
>    + What steps are instructors taking to diversify the cinematic canon?
>    + How do instructors handle evening viewing sessions?
>It would be great to have a many-to-many communication channel for 
>addressing these types of topics. If such a forum does not already 
>exist, would it be worthwhile to create one?
>Aaron Delwiche
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Communication
>Trinity University (Texas)
>Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
>University of Alabama:

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