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?
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?
>Department of Communication
>Trinity University (Texas)
>Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
>University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite