DM115 READING SCHEDULE FALL 2014

 

Reading Guides are due on the day of the class in which they are listed. 

 

WEEK 01: AUG 26-30

1A. Overview:

 

1B. Delight or Challenge: The Role of a Storyteller

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Novelist and Believer: Flannery O'Conner

Three Uses of the Knife: David Mamet

  

WEEK 02: SEPT 02-06 (LABOR DAY MONDAY)

2A. Gospel As Tragedy

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Telling the Truth: Gospel As Tragedy Buechner p.25-47

 

2B. Mythic Image and Cultural Literacy

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It All Began With a Picture by C.S.Lewis

The Garden and the Wilderness Northrope Frye

Mythic Cycles Geofrey Hill

 

WEEK 03: SEPT 09-13

3A. Gospel As Comedy

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Telling the Truth: Gospel As Comedy Buechner p.49-72

 

3B. Christian Symbolism

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Illuminating Shadows: St. George and the Dragon-Hill

 

WEEK 04: SEPT 16-20

4A. Gospel As Fairytale

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Telling the Truth: Gospel As Fairy Tale Buechner p.73-98

 

4B. Christians in a Changing World

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 The Christian in a Changing World Hans Rookmaaker

 

WEEK 05: SEPT 23-27

5A. The Church and Media I: Do Christians need Art?

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In Heaven as it is on Earth: Do Christians Need Art?

5B: Reading Quiz/Review

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    WEEK 06: SEPT 30-OCT 04

    6A. Children's Media I: The Ultimate Critics

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    Three ways of writing for Children C.S. Lewis

    Are Children the best Literary Critics I.B. Singer

     

    Optional:

    Imagining the Sacred; Spiritual Themes in Children's Media-Stephan Leeper

     

    6B. Children's Media II: Politics Of Entertainment

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    Action for Children's TV -Peggy Charren

    Children's Programming-History and Policy

     

    WEEK 07: OCT 07-11

    7A. Masters of Animation I: Frederick Back and Co Hoedeman

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    Freeing the Spirit: The Animation of Co Hoedeman (Abridged)

    Masters Of Animation: Frederick Back

    Masters Of Animation Pt 1: the Medium, p.20-38 

     

    Extra Credit:

    Interview with Frederick Back

     

     

    7B. Modern Masters II: Yuri Norstien

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    Masters Of Animation: Yuri Norstein

    Masters Of Animation Pt 2: The International Panorama

     

    Extra Credit:

    Imagining the Sacred; Spiritual Themes in Children's Media-Stephan Leeper

    Yuri Norstien: Paper Puppets and Infinite Space pp. 19-24

     

     

     

    WEEK 08: OCT 14-18

    8A. FALL BREAK-NO CLASS

     

    8B. Modern Masters II: Yuri Norstien

     

     

     

     

    WEEK 09: OCT 21-25

    9A: Women in Animation I: Caroline Leaf/Wendy Tilby

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    Woman and Animation: Talking with Caroline Leaf by Talia Schenkel p.40-47

     

    9B: Women in Animation II: Gender and Politic

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    Woman and Animation: Leeds Animation/Gillian Lacey Reflects p35-40

     

     WEEK 10: OCT 28-NOV 01

    10A: CG Animation I :Classic CG

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    Pixar's Storytelling

     

    10B: CG Animation II: Independent CG

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    http://keithlango.blogspot.com/2007/07/fools-errand-part-1.html

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    WEEK 11: NOV 04-08

    11A: Reading Quiz/Film Short Mix

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    11B. Religion and Film: Engaging the Medium

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    The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film:

    Era of Censorship/Modern Protestant Approaches to Film

     

    WEEK 12: NOV 11-15

    12A. Documentary I: PSAs and Short Docs

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    Can Films Save the World

     

    12B: Documentary II: The Power of Documentary

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    The Power of Documentaries 

     

    WEEK 13: NOV 18-22

    13A: Music Videos I : Reinventing Music Videos

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    I Screen, You Screen: The New Age of the Music Video by Jon Caramanica

     

    13B. Music Videos II: Reinventing Music Videos 2

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    Joel Trussel-War Photographer interview

     

      

    WEEK 14: NOV 25-29

     

    14A. Reading Quiz/The Great Star Wars Debate

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    One Baaad Messiah

     

    14B. NO CLASS-THANKSGIVING BREAK 

     

    WEEK 15: DEC 02-06

     

    15A. STUDENT PRESENTATIONS I

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    Art and Fear I

    Chap. 1; The Nature of the Problem

    Chap. 2; Art & Fear

     

    15B. STUDENT PRESENTATIONS II

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    Art and Fear II

    Chap. 3; Fears About Yourself

    Chap. 4; Fears About Others

     

    ***FINAL PAPERS DUE BY CLASS TODAY ***

     

    FINAL EXAM: TUESDAY DEC 10 10:30-12:30

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