- Resources for Teaching
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The explosion of film studies and digital media in the 21st century has provided educators with a variety of opportunities to enrich the Latin American Studies curriculum. Cinema can be used in diverse ways to deepen students’ understanding of social, political, historical and cultural issues in Latin America. However, there are many questions about what pedagogical methods work successfully and what new trends in Latin American film studies are developing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In May of 2016, a group of scholars participated in a workshop sponsored by the Film Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association that explored different approaches to teaching Latin American cinemas in the classroom, including comparative analysis, genre, cultural studies, film theory, and focused language. The panel of experts also presented new digital media projects related to Spanish-language cinematography and discussed ways to increase Latin American cinema's profile within the emerging digital humanities field of videographic film and moving images studies. This encounter was the impetus for the creation and development of Cinegogía during the summer of 2016.
Cinegogia is an open-access curated module for pedagogical resources in Spanish and English related to Latin American film studies. This digital archive includes the following resources and collections: cinematographic glossaries and dictionaries, sample syllabi for teaching film at different levels of the Spanish curriculum, searchable bilingual filmography database, film guides for frequently taught movies, activities and assignments, and links to useful resources for teaching Latin American film. Looking forward, the project also plans to integrate bibliographies for Latin American Film Studies scholarship, guides to editing movie clips, and videographic essays on Latin American cinema.
As an open-access, collaborative project, Cinegogía depends on the contributions of Latin American Film scholars and educators worldwide to provide a robust and useful collection of materials. Please visit our "Collaborate" page for more information and to publish your contributions. Materials may include syllabi, lists of films to be included in the database, film guides, bibliography of readings, useful websites with short description of content. All contributors will be given full credit and can choose their preferred copyright attribution.