These titles are not law related, but I think they would provide a
well-rounded introduction to TV.
Butler, Jeremy. Television: Critical Methods and Applications. Mahwah,
NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2002.
Casey, Bernadette, et al. Television Studies: The Key Concepts. London:
Corner, John. Critical Ideas in Television Studies. Oxford Television
Studies. Eds. Charlotte Brundson and John Caughie. Oxford: Clarendon
Ellis, John. Visible Fictions. Revised ed. London: Routledge, 1992.
Fiske, John. Television Culture. London: Routledge, 1987.
Thompson, Kristin. Storytelling in Film and Television. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press, 2003.
Williams, Raymond. Television: Technology and Cultural Form. New York:
Shocken Books, 1974.
On Friday, July 2, 2004, at 10:36 AM, Marlyn Robinson wrote:
> This is a mundane question, and as a librarian, one I should easily be
> to answer myself, but I need additional expert advice. I have some
> money to spend on books before close of the fiscal year, and both for
> own selfish interests and to support our various courses on media,
> entertainment and broadcasting law, I'd like to put together a small
> collection of the best historical reference-type resources on film,
> television and radio.
> We already have the AFI catalogs, History of the American Cinema, John
> Dunning's On the Air, Albert Abramson's History of Television,
> Film Art, Film History, History of Film Style and Film Viewer's Guide,
> books by our local heroes Tom Schatz and Janet Staiger. We have many
> subject-specific titles, mainly dealing with legal aspects of these
> e.g. censorship, corporate histories, broadcast regulation, etc. We're
> clearly short on tv and radio titles and I've not had a lot of luck in
> finding books that will seem to be useful in the long term. Please
> let me
> know what you think are the most useful and authoritative general
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Marlyn Robinson
> University of Texas School of Law
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