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"Delwiche, Aaron" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 9 Jul 2005 12:55:10 -0500
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Hi Sharon (and anyone else who might be interested),

It should be easy to create a mailing list focused on this topic. 

I'll wait a few days to make sure that such a resource does not already
exist, and will then set something up via a third-party service.

If anyone else is interested in being involved, feel free to contact me
off-list at: [log in to unmask]


-----Original Message-----
From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Sharon Zuber
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 7:48 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Forums or lists for film studies instructors?


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
>    + What textbooks are people using and *why* are they using these
>    + 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
>    + 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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