Teaching Materials

Online teaching materials and suggested activities designed by academics that can be used directly or adapted to your specific needs.

The Refugee Crisis in Western European Cinema

Alice Orchard with Dr Jamie Steele, Bath Spa University

The activities in this teaching resource encourage a critical consideration of how the current refugee and migrant crisis is portrayed on two films: Last Resort (2000) and La Havre (2011).

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Film Stardom and Celebrity Culture

Dr Rebecca Feasey, Bath Spa University

This teaching resource has been designed to help students develop a critical understanding of contemporary film stars, celebrities and influencers. Each activity offers clips and discussion points to address a particular aspect ranging from ageing and non-traditional family building, to celebrity and cancel culture.

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Young Adult Dystopia

Dr Alison Tedman, Buckinghamshire New University

Contemporary young adult dystopian films and series draw on codes of action, teen romance, science fiction and games, among other genres. This teaching resource has been designed to help students understand and critically interrogate key concepts in young adult dystopian cinema. Questions and further reading are provided for each of the eight feature films analysed in the resource.

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South from the North: the Mexico-US Border and Beyond

Dr Niamh Thornton, University of Liverpool

This teaching resource has been created to encourage students to reflect on how travel from north of the Mexico-US border and further south from Mexico to Central America constructs those places as exotic, different, and 'other'. Clips from programmes made by British and Irish celebrities, comedians, and journalists ask us to consider how the traveller’s persona influences the tone and style of the sequences and the narrative it tells.

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Tourism on Screen

Professor David Martin-Jones, Professor of Film Studies, University of Glasgow

This teaching resource uses clips, quotes and questions designed to stimulate up to one and a half hours of viewing, analysis, and discussion around issues of heritage, diaspora, the environment, and city branding. The chosen films and clips engage with what screen tourism can help us to understand about the transnational connections which link together different nations.

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Cultural Politics of Contemporary Hollywood

Burte Tsogbadrakh, Hazel Ravu with Dr Hannah Hamad, Cardiff University

This teaching resource uses clips and exercises to highlight how studying the films Hollywood produces can help us understand the formation of cultural politics. It aims to show how film itself holds political value through generating and reflecting cultural attitudes, trends and events.

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Feminisms and Television History

Gabii Rayner and Tabby Down with Dr Hannah Hamad, Cardiff University

This teaching resource comprises clips and discussion exercises that illustrate the relationship between feminism and television in the US and the UK over time from the 1950s to the present.

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Supply Chain Management

Dr Sarah Schiffling, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University

This teaching resource explores a range of different topics from supply chain strategy to ethics. Each activity focuses on a particular industry ranging from pharma to fishing, from the automotive sector to supermarkets; There are also questions and short exercises to encourage a deeper engagement with the clips.

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Biology in Broadcast Media

Dr. Chris Willmott, University of Leicester

The Gene Revolution: Changing Human Nature (Storyville) Once in a while a truly exceptional documentary comes along; The Gene Revolution: Changing Human Nature is one such programme.

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Classical Music in Film

Dr. Jonathan Godsall, Royal Holloway University of London

This teaching resource illustrates various manners and effects of classical music’s use in film.

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AHRC Disinformation Project

Dr Nikki Soo and Dr Marina Morani, Cardiff University

We have designed two political communication activities based on our BoB Playlist, each lasting approximately 1 to 1.5 hours long.

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