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Documentary Studies: Finding E-books

McFarlin Library's Ebooks

McFarlin Library provides you with access to a large number of ebook (electronic book) collections.  These include reference (quick information) books, classic literature, academic/scholarly publications, fiction, biographies, and more. 

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e-Books about Film Studies

The following e-Books will be helpful in finding information about Film Studies.  

To check if McFarlin Library has these e-Books in our collection, and to find the link for the full text version of the e-book, please use the e-Book Collection search box on the right side of this page.  

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics (2018)
  • Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (2017)
  • The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivity in Contemporary Women's Cinema (2017)
  • Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (2008)
  • Inventing Film Studies (2008)
  • Companion to Film Theory (2004)
  • Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood (1998)
  • Transparency of Spectacle: Meditations on the Moving Image (1998)
  • After the Machine: Visual Arts and the Erasing of Cultural Boundaries (1995)
  • Cultures of Vision: Images, Media, and the Imaginary (1995)
  • Close Viewings; an Anthology of New Film Criticism