Dana Polan, “Politics as Pedagogy and Pedagogy as Politics”

Category : Arts, Education

Ironically, one of the most legendary of early film curricula was never actually put into effect. In the papers of the influential film critic Henry Alan Potamkin – who died tragically of abdominal hemorrhaging at age thirty-three in 1933  – there was found “A Proposal for a School of the Motion Picture”, and this project has garnered an important reputation over the years.

Source: Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007): ch. 5

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