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FILM 219W - Foundations in Film Theory and Analysis

Subjects: Film Studies Tags: Barbi, Film Criticism

Hi Barbie!


Use this guide to find scholarly publications for your critical essay assignment in Professor Kalinak's Film 219 course. Topics covered include:


  • Understanding the difference between scholarship and journalism.
  • Recognizing appropriate tools for discovering Film Studies scholarship.
  • Searching for published scholarship (articles and books) using the appropriate tools.
  • Accessing recommended books related to director Greta Gerwig's "library of influences."
  • Citing publications in the Chicago style.
  • Scheduling a research help appointment with a librarian. 


Review: The Barbie movie punts meaningful concepts into the void and leaves us with nothing. But maybe that’s the point.

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