Workshop Moderator: Teaching Animation History in a Cinema Studies World
This workshop will provide an open forum for a discussion of problems and approaches involved in teaching animation history. It is expected to include, but not be limited to such topics as: To what extent should it be taught in the context of film and TV history? How can it be integrated into classes in cinema and media history? Are current textbooks in the field adequate? Do cinema history textbooks adequately deal with animation history? How does one deal with motion graphics, visual effects animation and game animation? And what are the advantages of teaching animation history from nonchronological and/or theoretical approaches?
Biographical Statement: Harvey Deneroff, a Professor of Animation at SCAD-Atlanta, has a special interest in the American animation industry, especially the history of animation unions. He was the first editor of Animation Magazine and Animation World Magazine, and his writings have appeared in Film History, The Hollywood Reporter, Animatoon and Sight and Sound, as well as several books. He is the author of The Art of Anastasia (1997) and helped Fred Ladd write Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas (2008). He served as Festival Director of the Week With the Masters Animation Celebration, in India, organized the Ojai Animation Conference, and in 1987 founded SAS, subsequently serving as its first president.