A Pedagogy of Cinema

  • David R. Cole
  • Joff P. N. Bradley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 1-15
  3. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 17-34
  4. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 35-58
  5. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 59-77
  6. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 79-97
  7. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 99-119
  8. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 121-143
  9. David R. Cole, Joff P. N. Bradley
    Pages 145-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-162

About this book


A Pedagogy of Cinema is the first book to apply Deleuze’s concept of cinema to the pedagogic context. Cinema is opened up by this action from the straightforward educative analysis of film, to the systematic unfolding of image. A Pedagogy of Cinema explores what it means to engender cinema-thinking from image. This book does not overlay images from films with an educational approach to them, but looks to the images themselves to produce philosophy. This approach to utilising image in education is wholly new, and has the potential to transform classroom practice with respect to teaching and learning about cinema. The authors have carefully chosen specific examples of images to illustrate such transformational processes, and have fitted them into in depth analysis that is derived from the images. The result is a combination of image and text that advances the field of cinema study for and in education with a philosophical intent.

“This outstanding new book asks a vital question for our time. How can we educate effectively in a digitalized, corporatized, Orwellian-surveillance-controlled, globalized world  This question is equally a challenge asked of our ability to think outside of the limiting parameters of the control society, and the forces which daily propel us ever-quicker towards worldwide homogenization. With great lucidity, Cole and Bradley offer us profound hope in Gilles Deleuze’s increasingly popular notion of ‘cine-thinking’. They explore and explain the potential that this sophisticated idea holds for learning, in an easy going and accessible way, and with a range of fantastic films: from ‘Suspiria’ and ‘Performance’ through to ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘Snowpiercer’. This extremely engaging and compelling text is likely to enliven scholars and students everywhere.” – David Martin-Jones, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, UK


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Authors and affiliations

  • David R. Cole
    • 1
  • Joff P. N. Bradley
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Teikyo UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-555-5
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