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ENGL 101 Post-Human in Cinema -- Professor Okada: Library Session, March 24, 2017



Exercise 2: Analyze Books

B 105 B64 K 76    Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway

HM 221 R47     Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information

HQ  1073  D55    Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

P 96  T42  S67     Electronic Eros: Bodies and Desire in the Postindustrial Age

PN 1995.9  F 36  S5  Shadows of the Magic Lamp:  Fantasy and Science Fiction in Film

PN 1997 A 312    The Making of Kubrick's 2001

PN 1998  A3  K743    Kubrick, Inside a Film Artist's Maze

PN 1998  A3  K746     Stanley Kubrick: A Film Odyssey

PR 830  S35 W48     Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction

PR 830 T3 H27     Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters

Q 175 K 57     Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

QH 81  F88    FutureNatural: Nature, Science, Culture

Exercise 3: Searching for Articles

Use this GoogleDoc to record what you find during class.

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Exercise 4: Proximity Searching

PROXIMITY SEARCHING   Sometimes when you are searching a database, you find articles that have your search terms, but on separate pages of the article, only vaguely related to each other. In that case, the technique of Proximity searching would be helpful.  Proximity searching allows you to search for documents that contain two search terms, in any order, within a specified number of words.  Here is an example:

This search will retrieve articles in which the word diabetes appears within 5 words of the phrase clinical trials, whether diabetes comes first or after clinical trials.

Exercise 5: Citation Tracking

"Picturizing Race: Hollywood's Censorship of Miscegenation and Production of Racial Visibility through Imitation of Life"

Open Google Scholar in a new window. Copy and paste the name of these articles into Google Scholar. When the article listing appears, look for the words, "Cited by..." and click on it. This is a list of other articles that cite the first one, some of which may be on the same topic.


1. Screenwriting Strategies in Marguerite Duras's Script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour

2. Speak, Trauma: Toward a Revised Understanding of Literary Trauma Theory

3. Desire at Cross(-Cultural) Purposes: Hiroshima, mon amour and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

4. From Shoah to Holocaust: Image and Ideology in Alain Resnais's Nuit et brouillard and Hiroshima mon amour

5. Representation and Absence: Paradoxical Structure in Postmodern Texts

6. The Predication of Violence, the Violence of Predication: Reconstructing Hiroshima with Duras and Resnais

7. Vision Denied in Night and Fog and Hiroshima mon amour

8. Hiroshima, mon amour: From Iconography to Rhetoric

9. When Whiteness Feminizes …: Some Consequences of a Supplementary Logic

10. Hiroshima, mon amour, Time, and Proust

11. 'Documenting' the National Past in French Film

12. Imitation of Life in a Segregated Atlanta: Its Promotion, Distribution and Reception

13. Divided Images: Black Female Spectatorship and John Stahl's Imitation of Life

14. Racial Etiquette and the (White) Plot of Passing: (Re)Inscribing 'Place' in John Stahl's Imitation of Life

15. Is Art Imitating Life? Communicating Gender and Racial Identity in Imitation of Life

16. Let It Pass: Changing the Subject, Once Again