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Tuesday December 7, 2010 6:13 pm

Comic Book Jobs: Teaching Comic Book Movies

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies,

John BelushiCan you teach? Can you teach in Canada, ey?

And more importantly, can you teach Canadians about “The Comic Book Film”?

It’s no great secret that the comic book film has permeated popular culture over the years. It’s so ubiquitous, in fact, that even tweedy, slow-to-change universities have noticed it.

It’s even spread to Canada, to the campus of the University of Manitoba.

They’re looking for a “Sessional Instructor” for their Film Studies program (Summer Session).

You’ll be teaching three classes: The Art of Film, Film History and Film Genres: The Comic Book Film. Each class is 2.5 hours long and the session runs from May 2 - June 21, 2011.

Are there a lot of requirements? It’s a teaching position, Professor Sherlock, so do the math. There are a lot of requirements and a lot of hoops to jump through.

But if you’re already an experienced Canadian teacher you’ve probably met most of them already.

Brush up on your arguments for who’s stronger: Ang Lee’s Hulk or Louis Leterrier’s Incredible Hulk; the phallic symbolism of Wolverine’s claws; and How Many Times Do We Need To See Batman’s Origin Story? He’s an orphan, he’s got issues, we get it.

The application process comes complete with instructions that rival classic word problems: “A train leaving Calgary at 4pm and traveling at 65 km per hour...” so start filling it out early.

Better hurry, though. The listing expires on December 14.

Good luck, teachers!

[Artwork: Best Student Ever]



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