June 10, 2011
Patrick Blaine, assistant professor of Spanish at Morningside College, recently presented on methods for teaching film at the Cine-Lit VII Conference at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. This conference is held every three years in conjunction with the Portland International Film Festival.
Blaine’s presentation, “Teaching the Post-dictatorial Southern Cone,” shared bibliographies and filmographies for teaching courses on the literature and film of Argentina and Chile from a number of different perspectives. Possible frameworks presented included human rights, memory studies, democratic transitions and gender studies.
Blaine came to Morningside College from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a pre-doctoral teaching associate and lecturer for seven years. He has a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington. Blaine is active in the field of Latin American studies, and is currently revising a book manuscript titled “Recovering Democracy in Chilean Film and Narrative.”