DM115 ASSIGNMENT/READING SCHEDULE SPRING 2016

 

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

 

Links to random readings, music and stories

 

WK01: AUG 29-SEPT 02

A. Overview:

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B. 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

 

WK02: SEPT 05-09

A. Gospel As Tragedy

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

***BLOG SET-UP DUE BY CLASS TODAY***

B. 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

 

WK03: SEPT 12-16

A. Gospel As Comedy

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

 

B. Christian Symbolism

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Illuminating Shadows: St. George and the Dragon-Hill

 

WK04: SEPT  19-22

A. Gospel As Fairytale

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

Extra Credit:

Ethics of Elfland C.K.Chesterton

 

B. Christians in a Changing World

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 The Christian in a Changing World Hans Rookmaaker

 

WK05: SEPT 26-30

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

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On Earth as it is in Heaven; Is Art Necessary for the Christian-Donald Hudson

 

B: Reading Quiz/Review

***Reading Quiz #1 Today: Study your Reading Guides***

 

WK06: OCT 03-07

A. 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 

Extra Credit:

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

Introduction thru The Child as Philosopher: pp. 01-06

 

B. Children's Media II: Politics Of Entertainment

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Action for Children's TV -Peggy Charren

Children's Programming-History and Policy

 

WK07: OCT 10-14 

A. Masters of Animation I: Co Hoedeman/Frederick Back

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Freeing the Spirit Co Hoedeman

 

Extra Credit:

Interview with Frederick Back

 

B. Modern Masters II: Yuri Norstien

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Masters Of Animation Pt 2: The International Panorama

Masters Of Animation: Yuri Norstein

 

Extra Credit:

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

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

 

***EXTRA CREDIT PAPERS DUE BY CLASS TODAY***

 

WK08: OCT 17-21

A: NO CLASS FALL BREAK

 

B: Modern Masters III: Caroline Leaf/Wendy Tilby

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

WK09: OCT 24-28

A: Women in Animation: Rocks in My Pocket by Signe Baumane

No Reading Guide (but read the article anyway)

Woman in Animation: Signe Baumane

B: Women in Animation: Gender and Politics

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

 

 

WK10: OCT 31-NOV 04

A: CG Animation I: Independent CG

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

http://keithlango.blogspot.com/2007/07/fools-errand-part-3.html

 

B: CG Animation II: Classic CG/Reading Quiz

***Reading Quiz #2 Today: Study your Reading Guides***

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Pixar's Storytelling

Technology and the Evolution of Storytelling

 

WK11: NOV 07-10

A: Music Videos I: Reinventing Music Videos

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

 

B: Music Videos II: Reinventing Music Videos

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Joel Trussel-War Photographer interview

WK12: NOV 14-18

A: Documentary I: PSAs and Short Docs

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Can Films Save the World

 

B: Documentary II: The Power of Documentary

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The Power of Documentaries 

 

WK13: NOV 21/22 THANKSGIVING BREAK 

A: Video Games I: Indie Games

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Serious Games: That Dragon Cancer

 

B: NO CLASS/THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

WK14: NOV 28-DEC 01

A: Religion and Film: Engaging the Medium

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The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film:

Modern Protestant Approaches to Film 1960-present by Bryan Stone

 

B: Live Action Short Forms: "Authentic Voice"

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‘Short Term 12’ Destin Daniel Cretton on real-life inspiration

 

WK15: DEC 05-09

A: Reading Quiz/The Great Star Wars Debate

***Reading Quiz #3 Today: Study your Reading Guides***

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One Baaad Messiah

 

B: Student Presentations

Art and Fear I

Chap. 1; The Nature of the Problem/Chap. 2; Art & Fear

 

EXAM WK: DEC 15 8:00-10:00 AM

***EXTRA CREDIT PAPERS DUE BY CLASS TODAY ***

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