Thanks, Felicia, for your suggestion of obvious bibliographic resources.
One reason I have turned to Screen-L readers, however, is to pick the brains
of my esteemed colleagues who have much experience at teaching courses on
film and television history. Hopefully, they (ie, all of you who think of
yourselves in this way) will have experience in working with certain
combinations of media texts and critical written texts, and can share their
successes, failures and insights. Of course this is no substitute for, but
rather should supplement, bibliographic searches for useful teaching
material. However, I believe the word-of-mouth sharing of teaching tips among
colleagues is a useful function of the electronically-connected community
which Screen-L represents. And for very junior colleagues like myself, it
is an invaluable source of knowledge.
Thanks to all of you who have sent suggestions--I've been at the library all
day tracking down the ones I hadn't read. What your ideas have helped me
realize is that there are many entire *courses* just waiting to be built--
around such topics as "1950's Science Fiction and the Cold War," for example.
What fun that would be!
Back to the library...
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