Teaching with Film

Professors Peter Decherney & Tim Corrigan, English

Monday, November 12 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Emily Gerstell, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 330 (English Graduate Student Lounge)

Summary: In this workshop, we’ll talk about practical tips and tools for teaching with film. We will pay particular attention to how to get students to “read” film, focusing on the vocabulary and information students need to have in order to perform meaningful analysis of film. How do we get students to understand that watching a film requires the same level of analysis as parsing a poem? And then how do we get students to do that analysis? We’ll also discuss “best practices” for using film in class, as well as the resources available for teaching with film.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.