Film-philosophy and the transnational gaze

Martin-Jones, D. (2016) Film-philosophy and the transnational gaze. In: Bennett, B. and Marciniak, K. (eds.) Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy. Routledge/AFI: New York, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9781138928435

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Reflecting on the pedagogical challenges of teaching transnational cinemas, and the various ways one might cope with them, provides a welcome opportunity to consider carefully the place of film-philosophy in teaching the “transnational turn.” In what follows I outline a conclusion that has “crept up on me” over the past several years of teaching, in particular when looking at films from Asia and Latin America. Certainly, it was never something I set out to test as a hypothesis; rather, it has emerged piecemeal, catching me unawares, little by little, over a prolonged period of time. The conclusion is that teaching transnational cinemas requires a multi-dimensional approach to films as objects of study. Moreover, a crucial part of this realization is that one prominent dimension of the multi- is the theoretical/philosophical.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Martin-Jones, Professor David
Authors: Martin-Jones, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies

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