For the Love of Cinema (Hardcover)

Teaching Our Passion in and Outside the Classroom

By Rashna Wadia Richards, David T. Johnson, Robert B. Ray (Contribution by)

Indiana University Press, 9780253029638, 252pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2017

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What role does love--of cinema, of cinema studies, of teaching and learning--play in teaching film? For the Love of Cinema brings together a wide range of film scholars to explore the relationship between cinephilia and pedagogy. All of them ask whether cine-love can inform the serious study of cinema. Chapter by chapter, writers approach this question from various perspectives: some draw on aspects of students' love of cinema as a starting point for rethinking familiar films or generating new kinds of analyses about the medium itself; others reflect on how their own cinephilia informs the way they teach cinema; and still others offer new ways of writing (both verbally and audiovisually) with a love of cinema in the age of new media. Together, they form a collection that is as much a guide for teaching cinephilia as it is an energetic dialogue about the ways that cinephilia and pedagogy enliven and rejuvenate one another.

About the Author

Rashna Wadia Richards is Associate Professor and T. K. Young Chair of English at Rhodes College. She is author of Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood. David T. Johnson is Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University. He is author of Richard Linklater and past coeditor of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly.