Skip to main content

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

Publication Type:



Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York, p.525 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1044 .L43 2012



Educational films--United States--History and criticism, Motion pictures in education--United States


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.

Publication Language: