Schultz, Deanne 1962-
Schultz, Deanne 1962-
Writer, educator. Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, professor of history.
Filmography of World History, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2007.
Canadian writer and educator Deanne Schultz serves on the faculty of Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. A professor in the department of history, Schultz specializes in the representation of history and historical events through the medium of film, and its possible usage in the classroom as part of regular lectures. As she stresses in her text Filmography of World History, film can be a teaching tool and a method of engaging the attention and enthusiasm of students, enabling them to envision various historical periods and events.
Schultz teaches a wide range of standard history courses at the undergraduate level, including classes on early modern Europe, the twentieth-century world, and the imperial, Weimar, and Nazi periods in Germany. In all of these classes, Schultz makes use of films set during each era, showing them as the course progresses to reinforce readings, lectures, and the overall atmosphere of the course. She also teaches a class specifically about European history on the screen, addressing how different historical events have been handled in films, and the ways in which the common impressions of certain events have been colored by this medium over time.
In addition to her academic duties, Schultz is a researcher and a writer, and her first book, Filmography of World History, was released in 2007. In this work, Schultz addresses the relationship between actual historical events and the films derived from them for the purpose of entertainment. Addressing traditional entertainment films rather than documentaries, Schultz illustrates the diversion between the creative product and the reality on which it is based. It is common for filmmakers to take liberties with historical facts in order to create a more entertaining work or to suit the needs of their particular story. History is also frequently condensed to fit the time constraint of approximately two hours.
Despite these tendencies to veer from veracity, film, Schultz argues, can have an important place in the classroom as a means of engaging students and making them curious about the events depicted. This, of course, assumes that the instructor will take the time to point out the places where entertainment and actuality diverge. The book offers numerous examples of films Schultz feels can be incorporated into an academic curriculum. Aware that not all films come from Hollywood, she includes an assortment of works produced in other regions of the world as well, providing a diverse perspective. A contributor for Reference & Research Book News noted that Filmography of World History "offers instructors synopses and reviews of approximately 300 films," and each entry is presented in alphabetical order, indexed, and cross-referenced.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Reference & Research Book News, May, 2007, review of Filmography of World History.
Greenwood Publishing Group Web site,http://www.greenwood.com/ (January 28, 2008), author profile.
"Schultz, Deanne 1962-." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 23, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/schultz-deanne-1962
"Schultz, Deanne 1962-." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved July 23, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/schultz-deanne-1962
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.