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Film and Modernism: Home


Welcome to my Research Sources page for Film and Modernism!

Chao Chen, your class research librarian
Email:; Tel: 617• 627• 2057

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Path of Discovery in JumboSearch, (our book catalog and more)

  1. Find a relevant book (e.g., from your assigned readings?)
  2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
  3. Use that language in further searches

e.g., Click on Subject Headings in the record to see further results and related topics; and/or combine these subject phrases with other keywords for a more focused search:

Title:: The filming of modern life: European avant-garde film of the 1920s
Author Turvey, Malcolm
Subjects: Art and motion pictures -- Europe
  Art and society -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
  Experimental films -- Europe -- History and criticism
  Modernism (Art) -- Europe

Sample titles found using the above methods:


Annotated Bibliographies

Journal Articles 

1. All Subjects

2. Film Studies and Related Subject Databases

Tip: Crash the Research Party

Subject-specific databases such as Film and Television Literature Index. is where film historians and scholars are having their research party, sharing with each other their scholarship. Throw titles/filmmakers that interest you into the database; then "listen to" the conversations about them: how scholars have studied them? If you don’t yet have specific films/filmmakers in mind, entering keywords of topical themes, and observe what films are being associated with these topics, how and why?