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Building the Collection

Starting Point for Film Studies Research

Film Studies



Film Studies Collection Emphases

The collection supports the study and research needs of faculty and students in the Film Studies program.  The program includes courses in filmmaking, digital non-linear editing, American film history, screenwriting, film criticism, world cinema, American directors, American film genres, history of European cinema, Russian Cinema, Latin American Cinema, Eastern European film, political fiction film, German film from 1933-1945, documentary film, propaganda film, Irish Political film.  Monographs, serials, DVDs, streaming and electronic resources are selected to support the study of film.

Acquisition Highlights

Dictionary of Film studiesDictionary of Film Studies
Over 500 entries covering all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices.

More on Collections

For information about how the library collections at Boston College are being developed, go to the Collections page.

Help Us Build the Collections

Please feel free to recommend items for the library collections by e-mailing Nina Bogdanovsky, Subject Specialist for Film Studies.