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David Clandfield

Retired Faculty

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Cinéma québécois, cinéma canadien d’expression anglaise, cinéma français; Histoire des cinémas canadiens; Odonymie. Systèmes de microtoponymie.


1. Livres

Canadian Film, Toronto, Oxford University Press, October 1987, 136 pp.

3. Articles ou chapitres de livres

“Notes on the Edition of an Anglo-Norman Life of St.Margaret”, Romania 95 (1975), p. 566.

“The Onomastic Code of Stagecoach”, Film/Literature Quarterly 5 (1977), pp. 174-180. Reprinted as “Stagecoach (1939)” in Western Movies, éd. William T. Pilkington & Don Graham, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1979, pp. 21-29.

“From the Picturesque to the Familiar: Films of the French Unit at the National Film Board of Canada (1958-1964)”, Ciné-Tracts 1 (1978), pp.50-62. Reprinted with minor revisions and an afterword in Take Two, éd. Seth Feldman, Toronto, Irwin Publishing, 1984, pp. 112-124.

“Critical Analysis of Film: A Course Outline”, Newsletter of Film Studies Association of Canada 4 (1979), pp. 9a-9c.

“Le Film ethnographique comme métaculture: la contribution de Pierre Perrault”, Copie Zéro 2 (1981), pp. 67-71. An independently translated version of my paper to the Film Studies Association of Canada in May, 1981.

“The Rhetoric of Meta-Commentary: Another Look at the Earlier Films and Writings of Pierre Perrault”, Ciné-Tracts 4 (1982), pp. 52-62.

{Ritual and Recital: The Perrault Project”, in Take Two, éd. Seth Feldman, Toronto, Irwin Publishing, 1984, pp. 136-148.

“The Dialectics of Interpretation: the case of Pierre Perrault”, in CineAction (1989).

“Du Départ sans Adieux au Vidéodrome: le cinéma ontarien 1963-84”, in Les Cinémas du Canada, éd. Sylvain Garel and Andre Lafrance, Paris/Montréal, Centre Beaubourg/Telefilm Canada, 1993, pp. 133-141.

“En Busca de la Identidad Perdido”, in Canada, Un Cinema Diferente, Valladolid, Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, 1993, pp. 105-123.

“Perils of the Unsaid in Michel Brault’s film Les Ordres”, in University of Toronto Quarterly 63 (1994).

4. Traductions

Making a People’s Curriculum: the Experience of La Maîtresse d’école - a teachers’ collective in Quebec. Translated and edited by David Clandfield, with a preface by the editor. Toronto, Our Schools/Our Selves, 1989, 140 pp.

Cooperative Learning and Social Change: the Selected Writings of Célestin Freinet. Edited and translated by David Clandfield and John Sivell, with a preface and in-text annotations by the authors. Toronto, Our Schools/Our Selves, 1990, 144 pp.

5. Autres publications

“But What if my Child is Hyperactive?”, Mudpie 3 (1982), pp. 7-9.

“How Will they Teach my LD Child?”, Mudpie 3 (1982), pp. 6-8.

“The Trojan Horse that Bette Built or How the Boards of Education have arrived at the Gates”, Mudpie 3 (1982), pp. 3-5.

An article of mine appeared in Role Call (the Toronto Teacher's Federation organ) on heritage languages instruction research in Fall 1983.

An article of mine appeared in Mudpie on school democracy in France in the Fall of 1984, full reference unavailable at this time.

“The Free Trade Ratchet”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 1 (1988), pp. 45-58.

“Is Children's Culture Still Alive?”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 1 (1989), pp. 11-14.

“Private School Funding: Many Camels, But How Many Tents?”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 2 (1989), pp.4-13.

“Pacijou and the War Toys Project in Quebec”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 2 (1990), pp. 29-41.

“Update: The Quebec Campaign Against Violence in Children’s Culture”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 2 (1990), pp.17-18.

“Language Control in a Nova Scotia High School”, (review article) in Our Schools/Our Selves 2 (1990), pp.141-152.

“The NDP Government in Ontario and the Corporate Agenda” in Our Schools/Our Selves 4 (1993), pp. 8-26.

“A Year of Education Politics in France”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 6 (1994), pp. 20-29.

“A Year of Education Politics in France-II”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 6 (1995), pp. 42-55.

“Rae Days - Notes for a Missing Chapter”, in Our Schools/Our Selves 6 (1995), pp. 106-118.

“In Search of a Radical Tradition: Education Politics in France Part III”, in Our Schools: OurSelves 7 (1995), pp. 56-69.

3 book reviews for “Letters in Canada”, University of Toronto Quarterly 71 (2001).

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History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993