Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory.
Call Number: Olin Reference PN1993.45 C75x 2001 +
Publication Date: 2000
"Explains the major theoretical approaches and definitions now deployed in the study of screen media. Entries range from longer overview essays which summarise the central paradigms of film and television theory, to shorter definitions of key concepts and introductions to major influential figures." (jacket copy) Includes cross-references, bibliographies, and index.
Call Number: Online (click on title above); also Olin Reference PN 1993.45 I61 2000 (print copy)
Publication Date: 2000
Vol. I of this four-volume set lists and describes approximately 650 international and historical films. Descriptions include production information, a cast list, a plot summary, an essay of the film's place in film history, and a lengthy bibliography. Vols. II-IV focus on Directors/Filmmakers, Actors and Actresses, and Writers and Production Assistants.
"Arranged by race/ethnic group, the book covers films relating to the experiences of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latino/a Americans, Native Americans, and includes intercultural films, those depicting the experiences of more than one group. After providing a plot summary of each film, the authors critique it, proposing points of focus and discussion for the viewer. Films that appeal to a variety of different ages, with ratings given when possible, along with a thematic guide, will help identify films for students and educators on specific topics and issues for each minority group."--BOOK JACKET.
Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television
Call Number: Olin Reference PN1590 G39 Q44 2005 +
Publication Date: 2005
Drawn from the online encyclopaedia of queer arts and culture - www.glbtq.com. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics, people, films, and television shows from an LGBTQ perspective. Each entry contains a bibliography.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory
Call Number: Olin Reference PN1995 R6855 2014+
Publication Date: Routledge, 2013
An international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. Signed articles by 50 scholars from around the globe address the difficult formulations and propositions in each theory by reducing these difficult formulations to straightforward propositions.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Films
Call Number: Olin Reference PN1995 R6857 2015 +
Publication Date: Routledge, 2015
Comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analyzing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film was produced.
Provides peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on film history, television studies, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies, popular culture, and the study of the moving image. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
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Comprehensive work with more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. 2nd ed. 22 vols.
"... a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia that presents every aspect of the Jewish religion and represents current thinking among scholars in the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements... It also contains a new introduction, a guide for usage, new illustrations, as well as a new annotated bibliography." (publisher)
"...covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, encompass the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world." (publisher)
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust
Surveys English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals, literature, thought and beliefs, practice, history, and arts and material culture.
Searchable database of 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works of Oxford University Press. Each topical division contains searchable versions of the latest editions of published dictionaries and encyclopedias.Covers general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities and social sciences, business and professional subjects.
A database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including such areas as African American studies, aging & gerontology, anthropology, business and management, communication and media studies, counseling and psychotherapy, criminology and criminal justice, economics, education, environment, family studies, gender & sexuality studies, geography, health and social welfare, history, politics and international relations, psychology, research methods and evaluation, science, philosophy, and theology, social issues, social work and social policy, and sociology, and urban studies and planning.
This thoroughly re-envisioned New Dictionary of the History of Ideas brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless questions about the individual and society. A distinguished team of international scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism, linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives on more recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and post-colonialism.