TFMS: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice: Community, Empathy, Creativity

When and Where

Friday, October 22, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Lai-Tze Fan, University of Waterloo
Miranda Banks, Loyola Marymount University
Jennifer Proctor, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Liz Clarke, Brock University


Research-Creation for the Community: Pedagogy, Feminist Maker Cultures, and the Critical Work of Making Face Masks in the Time of COVID-19 — Lai-Tze Fan, University of Waterloo

Lai-Tze Fan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She researches digital storytelling, systemic inequalities in technological design and labour, media theory and infrastructure, and researchcreation and critical design. She makes digital and material art about e-waste, crafts, and fashion. Fan is an Editor and the Director of Communications of electronic book review and an Editor of the digital review. She is Co-Editor of the collection Post-Digital: Dialogues and Debates from electronic book review (Bloomsbury 2020), and the Editor of special journal issues on “Canadian Digital Poetics” and “Critical Making, Critical Design.”

Equity, Diversity, and Empathy in Media Pedagogy — Miranda Banks (Loyola Marymount University) and Jennifer Proctor (University of Michigan-Dearborn), EDIT Media

Miranda Banks is Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Media Studies at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. Her primary area of research is the American film and television industries, with a specific focus on power dynamics in creative production. She is author of The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild (Rutgers 2015). She co-edited the collections Production Studies (Routledge, 2009) and Production Studies, The Sequel! (Routledge, 2015). Banks previously served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies and is a founding member and Associate Director of EDIT Media. Jennifer Proctor is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at University of Michigan-Dearborn and cofounder and director of EDIT Media (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media). EDIT Media is a faculty-driven national initiative dedicated to researching, developing, and educating about best practices in inclusive teaching in collegelevel media programs. Proctor is also a filmmaker and media artist whose internationally recognized, award-winning found footage work examines the history of experimental film, Hollywood tropes, and the representation of women in cinema. Her scholarly work on media pedagogy has appeared in such journals as Jump Cut, Screen, and (in)Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies.

Digital Archives and Creative Assignments - Liz Clarke, Brock University

Liz Clarke is an assistant professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University. She is the winner of the Brock Award for Excellence in Early Career Teaching. She is also the author of the book The American Girl Goes to War: Women and National Identity in U.S. Silent Film forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in January 2021.

• Friday 22 October • Talks begin at 4:00pm • Social Time at 5.30pm •

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