Directions, Objectives, and Author's Concepts of Audiovisual Media Interpretations of School and University in the Soviet Cinema of The ‘Stagnation’ Period (1969-1985)

Media Education, № 3, 2017

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017

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Alexander Fedorov

Rostov State Univesity of Econimics; Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute

Anastasia Levitskaya

Taganrog Management and Economics Institute

Olga Gorbatkova

Rostov State University of Economics

Date Written: July 16, 2017

Abstract

The films of the "stagnation" period (1969-1985) related to school/university topic show that on the screen:

- The educational process went beyond the previous strict framework of rules, the persistence of rigid communist landmarks, and the anti-religious orientation were no longer imposed;

- The students' activity that mostly used to be directed to the outside world, began to shift to their inner worlds and feelings;

- The main conflicts were built on the opposition of non-ordinary teachers and students vs. stagnation, bureaucracy, mediocricy of the authorities / colleagues / classmates;

- The relationships between teachers and students were becoming more democratic and free;

- The prestige of the pedagogical profession in the eyes of students and society went sharply down;

- There were problem zones at school and university (crisis, disappointment and fatigue, professional "burnout" of teachers; pragmatic cynicism of students, teenage cruelty, etc.).

Transformation also existed in the gender aspect of the school/university films. In the 1960s and the mid-1970s, the screen teacher is usually a man; then in the late 1970s - early 1980s the teachers are mostly female, often single and lonely.

Keywords: Audiovisual Text, Cinema, Film, School, Students, Teachers, The USSR

Suggested Citation

Fedorov, Alexander and Levitskaya, Anastasia and Gorbatkova, Olga, Directions, Objectives, and Author's Concepts of Audiovisual Media Interpretations of School and University in the Soviet Cinema of The ‘Stagnation’ Period (1969-1985) (July 16, 2017). Media Education, № 3, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3003592

Alexander Fedorov (Contact Author)

Rostov State Univesity of Econimics ( email )

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Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute ( email )

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Anastasia Levitskaya

Taganrog Management and Economics Institute ( email )

Petrovskaya, 45
Taganrog, Rostovskaya oblast 347900
Russia

Olga Gorbatkova

Rostov State University of Economics ( email )

Bolshaya Sadovaya ul., 69
Rostov, Rostov Oblast 344007
Russia

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