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Haunting Inquiry

Robert Nellis

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174 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.4in.The NFBs mandate is to make and distribute films designed to help Canadians in all parts of Canada to understand the ways of living and the problems of Canadians in other parts. NFB Founding Commissioner John Grierson Its only by our lack of ghosts were haunted. Canadian poet Earle Birney Haunting Inquiry: Classic NFB Documentary, Jacques Derrida, and the Curricular Otherwise reintroduces significant, if sometimes forgotten, National Film Board of Canada documentaries into contemporary curriculum conversation. Author Robert Christopher Nellis employs an inflection of Derridean deconstruction to mobilize historical, political, and intellectual themes emerging from the films as elliptical, curricular opportunities. The work explores hauntings in and around the documentaries to open toward Others neither fully present nor absent within the Canadian imagination. They remain troublingly illicit, as is the character of haunting. . . This books contribution to the literature of curriculum is a unique and innovative conceptual framework, reintroduction of many classic NFB documentaries, and the use of a productive language and outlook to mobilize fresh perspectives and hopeful possibilities. The book will be an excellent text for graduate and undergraduate courses in Curriculum Studies, Media Education, and Media, Communications, and Canadian Studies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9789087908942

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Title: Haunting Inquiry

Publisher: Sense Publishers

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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The NFB's mandate is "[t]o make and distribute films designed to help Canadians in all parts of Canada to understand the ways of living and the problems of Canadians in other parts." NFB Founding Commissioner John Grierson "It's only by our lack of ghosts we're haunted." Canadian poet Earle Birney Haunting Inquiry: Classic NFB Documentary, Jacques Derrida, and the Curricular Otherwise reintroduces significant, if sometimes forgotten, National Film Board of Canada documentaries into contemporary curriculum conversation. Author Robert Christopher Nellis employs an inflection of Derridean deconstruction to mobilize historical, political, and intellectual themes emerging from the films as elliptical, curricular opportunities. The work explores hauntings in and around the documentaries to open toward Others neither fully present nor absent within the Canadian imagination. They remain troublingly illicit, as is the character of haunting... This book's contribution to the literature of curriculum is a unique and innovative conceptual framework, reintroduction of many classic NFB documentaries, and the use of a productive language and outlook to mobilize fresh perspectives and hopeful possibilities. The book will be an excellent text for graduate and undergraduate courses in Curriculum Studies, Media Education, and Media, Communications, and Canadian Studies.

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