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Fantasy media in the classroom : essays on teaching with film, television, literature, graphic novels, and video games

Fantasy Media

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., p.264 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1043 .F27 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9623056

Keywords:

American--Study and teaching, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy films, Fantasy in mass media, Mass media--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States, Motion pictures in education--United States, Popular culture--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States, Television in education--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Preface / Emily Dial-Driver -- Introduction / Jim Ford -- 1: Seeing the classics in a new light: using fantasy as a lens in traditional classes -- Pop pedagogy / Jesse Stallings -- Added interest, added value / Laura Gray -- Bruce, Bill, and Barack / Carolyn Taylor -- 2: Integrating new works: using fantasy to enrich traditional classes -- Flights of fantasy / Jim Ford -- Fusion curriculum / Emily Dial-Driver -- "We're not in Kansas anymore" / Sally Emmons -- Critical thinking and post-apocalyptic literature / Mary M. Mackie -- Corruptible power / Frances E. Morris and Emily Dial-Driver -- Breaching barriers between work and play / Shaka McGlotten -- Fantasy classics: Hobbits and Harry in interdisciplinary courses / Jim Ford -- 3: New directions: the joys of fantasy classes. Hansel, Gretel, and Coraline / J. Renee Cox -- The fantastic classroom: teaching Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Emily Dial-Driver -- Buffy versus Bella: teaching about place and gender / Jacqueline Bach, Jessica Broussard, and Melanie K. Hundley -- Brave new classroom: using science fiction to teach political theory / Kenneth S. Hicks -- Incarnations of immortal creations / Emily Dial-Driver -- Conclusion / Jim Ford.; Summary: "These essays combine close analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games; with explanations of how best to use these and similar works in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng