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Critical Pedagogy and Film Education

Citron, M. & Seiter, E. (1981). “The woman with the movie camera.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 26, 61–62.

Colman, F. & Stapleton, E. K. (2017). “Screening feminisms: Approaches for teaching sex and gender in film.” In: B. Revelles-Benavente & A. M. González Ramos (Eds.) Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Times of Political Crisis (pp. 99–116). Routledge.

Cooper, A. (2019). “A New Feminist Critique of Film Canon: Moving Beyond the Diversity/Inclusion Paradigm in the Digital Era.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 36 (5), 392–413.

Freire, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Continuum.

hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge.

O'Neill, D. (2017). Film as a Radical Pedagogic Tool. Routledge.

Proctor, J., Branch, R. E., & Kristjansson-Nelson, K. (2011). “Woman with the movie camera redux: Revisiting the position of women in the production classroom.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 53, 1–5.

Revelles-Benavente, B. & González Ramos, A. M. (Eds.) (2017). Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Times of Political Crisis. Routledge.

Webb, L. M., Allen, M. W. & Walker, K. L. (2002). “Feminist pedagogy: Identifying basic principles.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 6, 67–72.

Canon creation

Ba, S. M. & Higbee, W. (2012). De-Westernizing Film Studies. Routledge.

Bidwell-Steiner, M. “Canon critique between space of domination and protected space.” In M. Bidwell-Steiner and K. S. Wozonig (Eds.)  A Canon of Our Own? Kanonkritik und Kanonbildung in den Gender Studies (pp. 35–41). StudienVerlag.

Bidwell-Steiner, M. & Wozonig, K. S. (2006). A Canon of Our Own? Kanonkritik und Kanonbildung in den Gender Studies. StudienVerlag.

Binswanger, C. “Shakespeares Schwestern, Medusen oder “Ich ohne Geschlecht?” Zu weiblichem Schreiben, Kanon und feministischer Literaturwissenschaft.” In M. Bidwell-Steiner and K. S. Wozonig (Eds.)  A Canon of Our Own? Kanonkritik und Kanonbildung in den Gender Studies. StudienVerlag.

Malhotra, A. (2020, January 14). “(In General) Towards a More Empathetic Cinephilia.” photogénie.

Shohat, E. & Stam, R. (1994). Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. Routledge.

Blackness and film

Ba, S. M. & Higbee, W. (2012). De-Westernizing Film Studies. Routledge.

Bowser, P., Gaines, J. & Musser, C. (2001). Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era. Indiana University Press.

Boyd, T. (1994, November 6). “Tarantino’s Mantra?,” Chicago Tribune.

Crenshaw, K. (1991) “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color.” Stanford Law Review, 43(6), 1241–1299.

Diawara, M. (1993). Black American Cinema. Routledge.

Dyer, R. (1997) White. Routledge.

Eshun, K. & Sagar, A. (2007). The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective. Liverpool University Press.

Field, A., Horak, J-C. & Stewart, J. N. (2015). L.A. Rebellion Creating a New Black Cinema. University of California Press.

Francis, T. (2012). “Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora,” In J. Nelmes (Ed.) Introduction to Film Studies (pp. 329–357). Routledge.

Francis, T. (2014). “Whose ‘Black Film’ Is This?: The Pragmatics and Pathos of Black Film Scholarship,” Cinema Journal, 53(4), 146–150.

Gillespie, M. B. (2016). Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film. Duke University Press.

Guerrero, E. (1993). Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film. Temple University Press.

hooks, b. (1992). “The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators.” In b. hooks (Ed.) Black Looks: Race and Representation (pp. 115–131). South End Press.

hooks, b. (1996). Real to Reel: Race, Class, and Sex at the Movies. Routledge.

Mask, M. (2012). Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies. Routledge.

Massood, P. J. (2003) Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film. Temple University Press.

Massood, P. J. (2007). The Spike Lee Reader. Temple University Press.

Mulvey, L. (1975). “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Screen, 16(3), 6–18.

Nwonka, C. & Saha, A. (2021). Black Film British Cinema II. MIT Press.

Ramanathan, G. (2020). Kathleen Collins: The Black Essai Film. Edinburgh University Press.

Smith, V. (1997). Representing Blackness: Issues in Film and Video. Rutgers University Press.

Stewart, J. N. (2005). Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. University of California Press.

Roma representation

Raatzsch, A. (n.d.) Roma Archive: Politics of Photography.

Edwards, E. (2001). Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums. Berg. 

hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge.

Kóczé, A. & Trehan, N. (2021). "When they enter, we all enter…Envisioning a New Social Europe a Roma Feminist perspective" In A. Ryder et al. (Eds) Romani Communities and Transformative Change: A New Social Europe. Bristol University Press.

Teles, L. (n.d.) Leonor Teles - Director's Note in Press Kit - Batrachian's Ballad

MacDougall, D. (1998). "Transcultural Cinema." In D. MacDougall (Ed.) Transcultural Cinema (pp. 245–279). Princeton University Press. 

Mirga-Kruszelnicka, A. (2018). "Challenging Anti-gypsyism in Academia." Critical Romani Studies, 1(1), 8-28.

Rucker-Chang, S. (2018). "African-American and Romani Filmic Representation and the ‘Posts’ of Post-Civil Rights and Post-EU Expansion." Critical Romani Studies, 1(1), 132–148.

Selling, J. (2018). "Assessing the Historical Irresponsibility of the Gypsy Lore Society in Light of Romani Subaltern Challenges." Critical Romani Studies, 1(1), 44–61.

Spivak, G. C. (1995). "Can the Subaltern Speak?" In G. G. Bill Ashcroft (Ed.) The Post-Colonial Studies Reader (pp. 24-38). Routledge.

Webb, L. M., Allen, M. W. & Walker, K, L. (2002). “Feminist pedagogy: Identifying basic principles.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 6, 67–72.

Williams, R. (1958). Culture and Society 1780-1950. Columbia University Press.

Queer theory and film

Ahmed, S. (2006) Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Duke University Press.

Berlant, L. (2011). Cruel Optimism. Duke University Press.

Berlant, L. & Edelmann, L. (2013) Sex, or the Unbearable. Duke University Press.

Butler, J. (1990). Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Routledge. 

De Lauretis, T. (1984). Alice Doesn’t: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema. Indiana University Press.

De Lauretis, T. (1987). Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction. Indiana University Press.

Doty, A. (1993). Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture. University of Minnesota.

Doty, A. (2000). Flaming Classics: Queering the Film Canon. Routledge.

Dyer, R. (1990). Now You See It: Studies in Lesbian and Gay Film. Routledge.

Halberstam, J. (2011). The Queer Art of Failure. Duke University Press.

Joyrich, L. (2014). “Queer Television Studies: Currents, Flows, and (Main)streams.” Cinema Journal, 53(2), 133–139.

Muñoz, J. E. (1999). Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. University of Minnesota.

Rich, R. B. (2013). New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Duke University Press.

Sullivan, N. (2003). A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory. New York University Press.

Journalism and news media

Alvarado, M. (2021).  Diversidad en el Periodismo Latinoamericano. Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas.  

Arce Terceros, B. (2021). “Periodismo con perspectiva de género: un camino para imaginar otros periodismos.” In M. Alvarado (Ed.) Diversidad en el Periodismo Latinoamericano. Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas.  

Díaz, J. (2021, October 15). “How #NiUnaMenos grew from the streets of Argentina into a regional women's movement.” NPR. 

Djerf-Pierre, M. (2011). “The Difference Engine.” Feminist Media Studies, 11(1), 43–51.

Estarque, M. (2020, July 28). “Women lead independent digital media in Latin America, but this isn’t the case in traditional media.” LatAm Journalism Review. 

Holt, L. (2015, December 8). “Proportion of women in Latin American newsrooms grows significantly, study shows.” LatAm Journalism Review. 

Klein, E. (2020). Why We’re Polarized. Avid Reader Press.

Luján, F. (2019, March 8). “Periodismo feminista en América Latina: 30 proyectos a los que la comunidad de Distintas Latitudes recomienda seguir la pista.” Distintas Latitudes. 

Macharia, S. (2020). Global Media Monitoring Project.  

Natividad, I. (2021, January 27). “How did Trump change American journalism?” Berkely News. 

Nosotras. (n.d.). La Otra Diaria. 

Vita Activa. (n.d.) “Sobre.” Vita Activa.

Media representation of disability

Barnes, C. (1992). Disabling Imagery and the Media: An Exploration of the Principles for Media Representations of Disabled People. Halifax:BCODP/Ryburn Publishing. 


Brown, A. & Bourne, I. (1996). The Social Work Supervisor. Supervision in Community, Day Care and Residential Settings - Supervision in Context. Buckingham, Philadeplhia: Open University Press.

Dunn, D. S. (2019). Recognizing, Understanding and Avoiding Ableism. Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP).


Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2011). Disability and New Media. New York: Routledge.

Ghai, A. (2017) Discourses  of  Ableism  and  Disablism. Semantic  Scholar.


Fraser, B. (2018). Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Goodley, D. (2017). Disability Studies. An Interdisciplinary Introduction. 2nd edition. The United States – United Kingdom – New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Johnstone, C.J. (2004). Disability identity: Personal constructions and formalized supports. Disability Studies Quarterly, 24 (4).

Lennard, J. D. (2006). The Disability Studies Reader. Second Edition. New York: Routledge.

Pullin, G. (2009) Design Meets Disability. Cambridge: The MIT Press. (2022). Disability.



Decolonising Film Studies

Charles, E. (2019) “Decolonizing the Curriculum”. Insights 32 (1): 24. DOI:

Chaudhuri, A. (2016) “The real meaning of Rhodes Must Fall,” The Guardian, March 16, 2016, Accessed 06/10/2022.

Choat. S. & Ramgotra, M. (2019) Decolonising the Politics Curriculum: Obstacles, Opportunities and Debates. Paper presentation at The European Consortium for Political Research, Wroclaw.

Dovey, L. (2020) On Teaching and Being Taught: Reflections on Decolonising Pedagogy. Parse. Issue 11, pg. 1-20.

Karam, B. (2018) ‘An-Other’-Centred Film Curricula: Decolonising Film Studies in Africa. In Mutsvairo, B. (ed) The Palgrave Handbook on Media and Communication Research in Africa. Pp. 111-128.

 Minto, F. & Friedberg, J. (2019) To Decolonise the Curriculum, we Have to Decolonise Ourselves. WONKHE. [Online] Accessed 06/10/2022.

Mistry, J. (2021) Decolonizing Processes in Film Education. Film Education Journal. 4(1):1-13. DOI: 10.14324/FEJ.04.1.01.

Mistry, J. & Bisschoff, L (2022) Editorial: Decolonising Film Education. Film Education Journal. 5(1):1-9.

Muldoon, J. (2019) Academics: It’s Time to get Behind Decolonising the Curriculum. The Guardian. [Online] Accessed 08/10/2022.

 Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S. (2016) ‘Rhodes must fall’: South African Universities as a site of Struggle. Tabula Rasa. 25:195-224.

 O’Dowd, M. & Heckenberg, R. (2020) Explainer: What is Decolonisation? The Conversation. [Online] Accessed 04/10/2022

Robinson, Y. (2016) Oxford’s Cecil Rhodes Statue must fall – it stands in the way of inclusivity. The Guardian. [Online] Accessed 08/10/2022.

Shamash, S. (2022) A Decolonising Approach to Genre Cinema Studies. Film Education Journal. 5(1):41-54.

Stokes, D. (2019) Universities should resist calls to ‘decolonise the curriculum’. The Spectator. [Online] Accessed 08/10/2022.