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Screen Education: From Film Appreciation to Media Studies


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In Screen education, Terry Bolas provides the first definitive history of the development of film and television studies in Britain, from its origins as a grassroots movement to its current status as serious scholarship. The focus is on the United Kingdom, where the development mirrors that of film education in North America and Australia. Bolas’s account describes the voluntary efforts of activists in the Society for Education in Film and Television and their relationship with British Film Institute’s Education Department. Though much documentary evidence has been lost, Bolas’s work incorporates personal archives and interviews with key figures, making this a critical record of the rise of cinema and television studies.

Acknowledgements vii
Foreword xi
Prologue 1
1 Cinema under Scrutiny 11
2 Film Appreciation 37
3 Searching for Room at the Top 69
4 Discrimination and Popular Culture 99
5 Film in Education – The Back of Beyond 131
6 The University in Old Compton Street 163
7 The Felt Intervention of Screen 197
8 Screen Saviours 227
9 Seft Limited 259
10 A Moral Panic Averted 293
11 Comedia delves arbitrarily 319
Epilogue 347
Screen education: a timeline 1930–1993 357
Expansion of media studies – the statistics 371
Bibliography 377
Index 401

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Tags: Education, development, Screen, education, voluntary