Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies by Mark Readman

By Mark Readman

What tales are advised approximately educating and studying on television and in movie? and the way do those tales mirror, refract and build myths, anxieties and pleasures approximately educating and studying? This assortment seems at how pedagogy is represented on monitor, and the way television courses and movies translate pedagogic rules into tales and relationships. overseas in scope, with case reviews and research from the united kingdom, US, Australia, Turkey and Brazil—the publication adopts a serious stance when it comes to the ways that theories of studying and myths approximately schooling are mobilized on display. instructing and studying on display: Mediated Pedagogies presents a stimulating addition to the sector of media and cultural reviews, whereas additionally selling debate approximately specific pedagogic versions and techniques that may give a contribution to the pro improvement of educators and people thinking about instructor education.

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Spartacus in the Television Arena: Essays on the Starz

Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator became insurgent chief, endures as a near-mythic hero who fought for the oppressed opposed to a Roman oligarchy equipped at the backs of slave hard work. a twin of Spartacus as a noble if doomed avenger is time-honored and his tale has been retold via historical past as a cautionary story approximately social injustice. the tv sequence Spartacus takes a special view, with a violent depiction of the fellow and his instances and attention at the archetype of the gladiator—powerful, brave and righteous. This selection of new essays experiences the sequence as an exploration of masculinity. on the earth of Spartacus, males jockey for social place, query the character in their lives, study their relationships with girls and with one another, and discover their roles in society and the universe. The sequence additionally bargains a compelling learn of the composite nature of ancient narrative in tv and picture, the place key evidence from unique resources are interwoven with interval elaborations, featuring audiences with a heritage and a fiction whose traces stay blurred by way of but all-too-familiar prior.

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Reading Television (New Accents (Routledge (Firm)).) by John Fiske

By John Fiske

Studying tv was once the 1st publication to push the bounds of tv experiences past the insights provided through cultural experiences and textual research, making a vivid new box of research. utilizing the instruments and methods during this ebook, it truly is attainable for everybody with a tv set to research either the programmes, and the tradition which produces them.In this variation, Hartley displays on contemporary advancements in tv experiences, and comprises feedback for extra examining. His new foreword underlines the ongoing relevance of this foundational textual content within the research of latest tradition.

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Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film and

The vampire and the zombie, the 2 preferred incarnations of the undead, are introduced jointly for a forensic serious research in Screening the Undead. either have an extended heritage in well known fiction, movie, tv, comics and video games; the vampire additionally continues to be principal to pop culture this present day, from literary 'paranormal romance' to cult television and picture franchises - by way of turns romantic, tortured, gruesome, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or, these days, dash with alarming speed, or even dance. It often lends itself to metaphor and will stand in for fascism or ecological catastrophe, yet is likely to be most often a harbinger and device of the apocalypse.

Leading writers on Horror and cult media examine the horny vampire and the gruesome zombie, in addition to hybrid figures who don't healthy well into both type. those are tested throughout a number of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the homosexual zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar using skeletal horses to dancing jap zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new mild on those icons of terror - and wish - whose renowned toughness has taken them 'Beyond Life'.

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Confessions of a Cultist: On the Cinema, 1955-1969 by Andrew Sarris

By Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris's first choice of motion picture stories and essays chronicles his motion picture going from the overdue Fifties via 1969. The synthesizer of the auteur idea within the usa, his studies are outstanding for his or her old intensity and their confessional nature, for this reason the identify. many of the stories seemed within the Village Voice, however the decisions span a variety of courses.

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A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, by Jessica Fellowes

By Jessica Fellowes

It's 1924 and there were many alterations on this planet of Downton Abbey considering we have been first welcomed through the relatives and their servants twelve years in the past. A iteration of fellows has been tragically misplaced on the entrance, there are once more little ones respiring new existence into the nice condominium, a chauffeur now sits on the Grantham dinner desk and hems are up by means of a number of inches.

Yet regardless of all of this unsettling upheaval, it's a convenience to discover that many stuff at Downton stay mostly unchanged. There are nonetheless events to be thrown, summer time fetes to be equipped, menus to be deliberate and farms to be run. subscribe to us, then, as we discover the seasonal occasions and celebrations of the nice estate—Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the quest and more—and peer with us throughout the prism of the home as we research extra concerning the lives of our favourite characters, the actors who play them, and people who create the realm we adore so much.

Packed jam-packed with unique new images and brimming with conventional British recipes for every calendar month, equivalent to Eton mess and sloe gin, this gorgeous e-book takes us on a desirable trip via a 12 months within the lifetime of Downton Abbey.

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Ricky: The Autobiography by Ricky Tomlinson

By Ricky Tomlinson

Well-known because the adorable sofa potato Jim Royle of The Royle relations, Ricky Tomlinson has entertained thousands with no ever leaving his armchair. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he surprises once more with a notable tale of affection, complication, humor, injustice, and triumph. His mom used to inform him that he had lived 3 lives, yet even she miscounted. He has been a plasterer, banjo participant, stand-up comedian, union agitator, political activist, movie additional, award-winning actor, and unwilling visitor of Her Majesty's legal provider.

Renowned and revered for his honesty, wit, and integrity, Ricky brings all of those characteristics to his notable and encouraging tale.

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SciFiNow, Issue 119

Written by way of fanatics for lovers SciFiNow is the 1st new technology fiction, horror, cult television and myth journal within the final 12 years – a top quality name that celebrates the explosion of latest scifi television exhibits, movies and tradition, previous current and destiny. From medical professional Who to greenback Rogers. megastar Wars to American Horror Story,D81 Buffy to Battlestar Galactica. SciFi Now loves all of them, and there’s no higher journal if you would like in-depth interviews, lavish good points, reliable studies and unique scifi television listings. the long run is Now.

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