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Learning with the lights off : educational film in the United States

Author: Devin Orgeron; Marsha Gordon; Dan Streible
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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Learning With the Lights Off is the first collection of essays to address the phenomenon of film's educational uses in twentieth century America. Each essay analyzes in close detail some crucial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devin Orgeron; Marsha Gordon; Dan Streible
ISBN: 9780195383843 0195383842 9780195383836 0195383834
OCLC Number: 702941542
Description: xiii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: a History of Learning with the Lights Off / Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, and Dan Streible --
The Cinema of the Future: Visions of the Medium as Modern Educator, 1895-1910 / Oliver Gaycken --
Communicating Disease: Tuberculosis, Narrative, and Social Order in Thomas Edison's Red Cross Seal Films / Miriam Posner --
Visualizing Industrial Citizenship / Lee Grieveson --
Film Education in the Natural History Museum: Cinema Lights Up the Gallery in the 1920s / Alison Griffiths --
Glimpses of Animal Life: Nature Films and the Emergence of Classroom Cinema / Jennifer Peterson --
Medical Education through Film: Animating Anatomy at the American College of Surgeons and Eastman Kodak / Kirsten Ostherr --
Dr. ERPI Finds His Voice: Electrical Research Products, Inc. and the Educational Film Market, 1927-1937 / Heide Solbrig --
Educational Film Projects of the 1930s: Secrets of Success and the Human Relations Series / Craig Kridel --
Education, Broadly Interpreted: Rockefeller Philanthropies and the Development of Educational Film, 1935-1946 / Victoria Cain --
Cornering The Wheat Farmer (1938) / Gregory A. Waller --
The Failure of the NYU Educational Film Institute / Dan Streible --
Spreading the Word: Race, Religion, and the Rhetoric of Contagion in Edgar G. Ulmer's TB Films / Devin Orgeron --
Exploitation as Education / Eric Schaefer --
Smoothing the Contours of Didacticism: Jam Handy and His Organization / Rick Prelinger --
Museum at Large: Aesthetic Education through Film / Katerina Loukopoulou --
Celluloid Classrooms and Everyday Projectionsists: Post-WWII Consolidation of Community Film Activism / Charles R. Acland --
Screen Culture and Group Discussion in Postwar Race Relations / Anna McCarthy --
"A Decent and Orderly Society": Race Relations in Riot-Era Educational Films, 1966-1970 / Marsha Orgeron --
Everything Old Is New Again; or, Why I Collect Educational Films / Skip Elsheimer with Kimberly Pifer --
Continuing Ed: Educational Film Collections in Libraries and Archives / Elena Rossi-Snook --
A select guide to educational film collections / Elena Rossi-Snook.
Responsibility: edited by Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, and Dan Streible.
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