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Libraries in Television & Movies

Let's begin with an exploration of how media has viewed the library through history.

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Read Tancheva, Korneila (2005). Recasting the debate: the sign of the library in popular culture. Libraries & the Cultural Record, 40(4), 530-546.

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Check out a fascinating section of The Meaning of the Library focusing on libraries in fiction, poetry, and movies. Available through IUPUI.

Read Warner, Marina (2015). The Library in Fiction. In A. Crawford (Ed.), The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Princeton University Press. Available through IUPUI.

Read Marcus, Laura (2015). The library in film: order and mystery. In A. Crawford (Ed.), The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Princeton University Press. Available through IUPUI.

Read Crawford, Robert (2015). The Library in Poetry. In A. Crawford (Ed.), The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Princeton University Press. Available through IUPUI.

Watch a Funny Library Montage to get into the spirit.

Because of nature of the Internet, YouTube videos change quickly. If the link doesn't work, try a YouTube search.

Explore the following video clips from movies and television programs:


Learn more at http://emp.byui.edu/RAISHM/films/introduction.html


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