April 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

Marciniak Edits Book on ‘Teaching Transnational Cinema’

Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak, Professor of English at Ohio University, co-edited a just-released book on “Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy.”

The book, co-edited with Bruce Bennett of Lancaster University, UK, is published in the prestigious Routledge AFI Film Readers Series.

Teaching Transnational Cinema book coverMarciniak also wrote a chapter for the book on “The Disappearing Classroom: Streaming Foreigners and a Politics of Invisibility,” an essay that theorizes her recent experiences with online pedagogy while teaching transnational cinemas. Marciniak is also co-editor of Global Cinema for Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract: This collection of essays offers a pioneering analysis of the political and conceptual complexities of teaching transnational cinema in university classrooms around the world. In their exploration of a wide range of films from different national and regional contexts, contributors reflect on the practical and pedagogical challenges of teaching about immigrant identities, transnational encounters, foreignness, cosmopolitanism and citizenship, terrorism, border politics, legality and race. Probing the value of cinema in interdisciplinary academic study and the changing strategies and philosophies of teaching in the university, this volume positions itself at the cutting edge of transnational film studies.

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