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Film & Television Literature Index
Comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing.
Film Literature Index
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes film and television periodicals. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. The FLI Online contains citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001
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Background & Reference
Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
Call Number: Fondren Library, Red, G108.E5 H66 2006
Barry Lopez asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America's land and water forms -- phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others.