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Title: AMERICAN


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AMERICAN STUDIES
FILM STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE THEORY
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  • AMERICAN YODAS
  • - MA Programme, Kultur
  • - Summer Term 2008
  • - Course Leader (CL)
  • Dr. ALAN TAYLOR (Oxon)

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BACKGROUNDAmerican Studies,Literature, Pedagogy,
Cinema Studies
  • BA joint hons, Keele University
  • DIPLOMA, London Film School (pic, 2005)
  • PGCE, The University of Oxford
  • MA, Institute of Education, UniLondon
  • Dr. phil, Filmwissenschaft, Mainz

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1991-2008 TEACHING
  • UK - Oxford Cherwell College
  • Filmwissenschaft, Mainz University
  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • 2007-2008. The JFK-I, FU Berlin,
  • UG PG courses in U.S. Film Media

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Representative, CinemasportsFrankfurt/Main,
Mainz berlin
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WORKSHOP Leader
  • April 2007, Alan Taylor, Guest of-
  • Media Education Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching the Teachers Eire, Portugal, Romania,
    Turkey, Greece, Italy, Estonia, Sweden
  • Armin Hottmann, Kulturverein, e.V, Berlin

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Etc
8
American Yodas
  • Course Outline
  • Expectations
  • Outcomes

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AMERICAN STUDIES
FILM STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE THEORY
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THE WEEKS AHEADNOT MANY!
Week 1 Hello Week2 Film Studies, basics
sequence analysis, key terms, references,
links Week 3 First Film, Dead Poets Society,
part one Week 4 First Film, Dead Poets Society,
part two
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THE WEEKS AHEADNot many!
Week 5 NO SESSION 6 IST Essay is due, AT lead
on narrative theory 7 AT lead on genre, film
form, narrative 8 Essays returned, readings,
disc Abstracts 9 AT lead on learning
theories 10 2nd film viewing, part one 11 2nd
film viewing, part two 12 Second essay due
reflective overview 13 Abstracts, Research
Papers
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Attendance Credit.
  • Attendance 80 plus (10 sessions)
  • Two Essays, two pages each
  • 1. Analysis of film sequence on website
  • 2. Analysis of film sequence as shown in class
  • Q A?

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Full Grade
  • Research Paper
  • 20 sides - 5,000 words
  • American Studies, Film, Education
  • Based on Conference Topic
  • See links at American Yodas at-http//kinowords.e
    dublogs.org
  • Plus PDF, 4 side Guideline

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Thematic Overviews
  • HOLLYWOOD
  • STUDIO SYSTEM 1929 1961
  • Principles of project management
  • Oligopolist practices/closed market
  • Censorship Rulings /Ideologies
  • Studio as mythmaker/definer of US values.

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Hollywood/2
  • FILM FORM/TECHNIQUE
  • Principle of transparency/ Realism
  • time space coherence
  • Continuity editing
  • - Eye-line matching
  • - 180 degree shooting rule

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Hollywood/3
  • NARRATIVE
  • Time locked (2 hours)
  • Character based
  • Logical development of plot to closure
  • Genre formulae star system

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Education
  • LEARNING THEORIES
  • Behaviorism - Watson, Skinner..
  • - Gestalt Theory, Berlin Group 1930s
  • Cognitive theory - Bandura, Bruner, Vygotsky, et
    al
  • Heuristics - Giegener...HU, Berlin 2008

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American Studies
  • CORE PRINCIPLES
  • Nation based on constitution
  • Representation through elections
  • Voting rights linked to literacy
  • Literacy dependent on quality of education

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U.S Education.
  • SOME ISSUES DEBATES
  • Access to the Dream?
  • Whose Dream? Whose rules?
  • 1980s-1990s Political Correctness
  • Participatory Citizenship.
  • Hegemony, Power, Resistance
  • Key Writer Henry Giroux

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Hollywood at Class
  • WHO SPEAKS FOR WHO?
  • Realism/Style/
  • Representation - whose point of view? for who?
  • Narrative / Genre /
  • Value systems Subject of dramamatic conflict.
  • Questions of cultural appropriation, hegemony,
    consent, processes of identification...
  • Audiences, comodification of resistance?

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R E M I N D E R
AMERICAN STUDIES
FILM STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE THEORY
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Book Suggestions
  • HOLLYWOOD, Maltby
  • KEY Concepts, Cinema Studies, Hayward
  • TEACHING AS A SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITY, Postman
    Weingartner
  • Short Guide Writing About Film, Corrigan
  • STORY, Robert McGee
  • SEE SIDEBAR LINKS,
  • http//kinowords.edublogs.org

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Reminders
  • NOT on University Blackboard
  • But here http//kinowords.edublogs.org
  • Contact a.taylor_at_balliol.oxon.org
  • End
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