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Film Studies Course Guides

This guide highlights relevant library resources for the courses taught in the Film & Media Studies department.


Women have worked in the film industry since its very beginnings, yet it is a popular conception that this is a recent phenomenon. This course will examine how women participated in the mainstream American film industry from the 1890's to the present as producers, directors, writers, photographers, fashion designers, performers, and audiences. Concept about female authorship, as well as historical questions about the cultural, social, and industrial contexts for women's power in the industry, will be explored. Films made by prominent women producers, directors, and writers will be screened.

[Source: Registrar, 10/13/2015]

In the Library's Collection

Many resources are located in the call number range PN 1995.9 .W6 on Baker Level 4. However, check the online catalog. Others items are scattered throughout the collection.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about women in the film industry can be found in many publications. You can use Film & Television Literature Index, or Academic Search Complete to find articles or use the Summon box below. MLA International Bibliography is another option for articles.

Finding More Through Google Books

You can use a Google Books search to look within books and find more books that talk about women film makers.

Google Book Search

Online resources