SCREEN-L Archives

October 2009, Week 2


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 8 Oct 2009 10:02:05 -0500
text/plain (39 lines)
It's an older text, but Bill Nichols' IDEOLOGY AND THE IMAGE had a useful section on ethnographic film and the context of the book as a whole might be helpful to your student.

Don Larsson
"Only connect!"   --E.M. Forster

Donald F. Larsson, Professor
English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mail: 230 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University
        Mankato, MN  56001
Office Phone: 507-389-2368
From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank, Michael [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [SCREEN-L] query on documentary

i have a student who wants to do an extended term paper on "documentary and representation" -- a topic about which i know precious little since all my work is on fiction film . . . i'm wondering if anyone on the list can direct me to some useful introductions to the topic or explorations of it accessible to a general reader

i should point out that my student, although very bright and dedicated, is studying business -- and is taking my cinema class simply to satisfy a requirement -- which means that she has no background in these areas, or even in the conventions of liberal arts inquiry . . . so i'm hoping for something that, while not dumbing down a complex topic, is written so that with effort  beginners can make sense of it

thanks in advance for suggestions


To sign off Screen-L, e-mail [log in to unmask] and put SIGNOFF Screen-L
in the message.  Problems?  Contact [log in to unmask]

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite