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New Books & E-books!

Many great new books have been added to the library’s collection this month.  Take a look at the New Books related to communication studies.  No time to make it over to the library?  This month’s list includes many e-books, which can be read on your computer screen.

We also received many great new DVDs this month, but they have been featured in a separate post: New DVDs!

Building Team Power
by Thomas A. Kayser
McGraw Hill

Straight Talk: Oral communication for career success
by Paul R. Timm & Sherron Bienvenu

Vanishing Act: The erosion of online footnotes and implications for scholarship in the digital age
by Michael Bugeja & Daniela Dimitrova
Litwin Books

Space Oddities: Women and outer space in popular film and culture, 1960-2000
by Marie Lathers

Servant Leadership: Developments in theory and research
by Dirk van Dierendonck & Kathleen Patterson
Palgrave Macmillan

Relating Rape and Murder: Narratives of sex, death, and gender
by Jane Monckton Smith
Palgrave Macmillan

Kristyna Carroll


New DVDs!

Falvey Library has received so many new DVDs this month that they had to be pulled from the New Books list and given their own blog post!

The new DVDs include requests by faculty, a few 2011 Academy Award winners, Cultural Film Series features, recent releases, and notable documentary films.  Check out some highlights below, then browse the full list of recent DVD arrivals.

If you are still suffering from a case of Oscar fever, don’t miss Falvey’s collection of materials realted to the Academy Awards (including many films), or the extensive list of Best Picture winners we have on hand.


The Social Network
Best Picture Nominee, 2011 Academy Awards
Original Release: 2010
In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Documentary Film
Original Release: 2010
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Yaniv (Nev). A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

The Town
Original Release: 2010
Produced by Basil Iwanyk (Villanova, ’92)
When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

The Cranes are Flying
Cultural Film Series
Original Release: 1957
When Veronica’s lover, Boris, goes to war, she moves in with Boris’ family. His cousin seduces her and out of guilt she marrys him. Unhappy in her marriage and still in love with Boris she leaves her husband to wait for Boris to return. Later she learns Boris has been killed in the war.

Tales from the Script
Documentary Film
Original Release: 2010
Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood.

Jack Goes Boating
Original Release: 2010
Directed by & Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of New York City, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue a budding relationship. As Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy, confront their own unresolved issues, and each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.

Kristyna Carroll


New Books!

December and January book requests are arriving in the library.  Check out the full list of latest arrivals!

Because digital writing matters: improving student writing in online and multimedia environments
National Writing Project

On the origin of stories: evolution, cognition, and fiction
by Brian Boyd
Belknap Harvard

Digitizing race: visual cultures of the Internet
by Lisa Nakamura
University of Minnesota Press

The portable film school: everything you’d learn in film school (without ever going to class)
by D.B. Gilles
St. Martin’s Griffin

Handbook of interpersonal psychology: theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions
edited by Leonard M. Horowitz and Stephen Strack

What people believe when they say that people believe: folk sociology and the nature of group intentions
by Todd Jones
Lexington Books

Kristyna Carroll


New Books, E-books, and DVDs!

This month’s new books list includes quite a few e-books and DVDs, in addition to paper books.  Beat the winter weather with an e-book!  Many of the new DVD selections were featured in the previous post, Native American Films.  Here is the highlight reel:

Watching YouTube: extraordinary videos by ordinary people
by Michael Strangelove
University of Toronto Press

Premediation: affect and mediality after 9/11
by Richard A. Grusin
Palgrave Macmillan

Cinema: a visual anthropology
by Gordon Gray

Covering Disaster: lessons from media coverage of Katrina and Rita
edited by Ralph Izard and Jay Perkins
Transaction Publishers

Communicator-in-chief: how Barack Obama used new media technology to win the White House
e-book version
edited by John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr.
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Lexington Books

Kristyna Carroll


Native American Films

Falvey Library has recently required a collection of films about, starring, or directed by Native Americans, Aborigines, and other native groups.  Many of these films were featured on Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian, an installment of Independent Lens.  See the full list of films, or check out some highlights below:

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Starring Natal Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, and Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace.*

Rabbit-Proof Fence
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, and Kenneth Branagh
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.*

Smoke Signals
Directed by Chris Eyre
Starring Adam Beach, Evan Adams, and Irene Bedard
When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road.*

Flags of Our Fathers
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Adam Beach, and Joseph Cross
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.*

The Last of the Mohicans
Directed by Michael Mann
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, and Russell Means
Three trappers protect a British Colonel’s daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.*

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Kristyna Carroll


New Books!

December orders are beginning to arrive in the library.  This month’s selections include a number of great DVD selections.

Here’s the highlight reel:

personalconnectionsPersonal Connections in the Digital Age
by NancyK. Baym
Cambridge Polity Press, 2010

journalismethicsJournalism Ethics: a philosophical approach
edited by Christopher Meyers
Oxford University Press, 2010

lossinnocenceA loss of innocence?: television and Irish society, 1960-72
by Robert J. Savage
Manchester University Press, 2010

femaleleadershipThe Language of Female Leadership
by Judith Baxter
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Featured DVDs

ranasweddingRana’s Wedding
a film by Hany Abu-Assad
Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband from a preselected list of men, or she must leave Palestine for Egypt with her father by 4:00 that afternoon. With ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, she sneaks out of her father’s house at daybreak to find her forbidden love Khalil.

thegardenThe Garden
a film by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

powwow-highwayPow Wow Highway
directed by Jonathan Wacks
Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent.

bus174Bus 174
directed by Jose Padilha
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers.


Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian


New Books!

The new books for November are coming in!  Here are some highlights:

beyondelbarrioBeyond el barrio: everyday life in Latina/o America
Edited by Gina Perez, Frank Guridy, and Adrian Burgos
New York University Press, 2010

designingresearchDesigning and conducting mixed methods research
John W. Creswell, Vicki L. Plano Clark
Sage Publications, 2011

fictionnarrativeThe fiction of narrative: essays on history, literature, and theory, 1957-2007
Hayden White; edited and with an introduction by Robert Doran
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

flowtvFlow TV: Television in the age of media convergence
Edited by Michael Kackman, Marnie Binfield, Matthew Thomas Payne, Allison Perlman, and Bryan Sebok
Routledge, 2011

islandsprivacyIslands of privacy
by Christena Nippert-Eng
University of Chicago Press, 2010

presentationskillsPresentation skills for students
by Joan Van Emden and Lucinda Becker
Palgrave Study Skills Series
Palgrave Macmillin, 2010

televisionnewmediaTelevision and new media: Must-click TV
by Jennifer Gillan
Routledge, 2011


Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian


New Books!

New books related to communication

Most of September’s book orders are now available on library shelves.  Check out the complete list of new books in communication, or look over the highlights below.

44letters 44 letters from the liquid modern world
Zygmunt Bauman
Polity Press, 2010

goinglocal Going local: presidential leadership in the post-broadcast age
Jeffrey E. Cohen
Cambridge University Press, 2010

goodbye-cinema Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia: film culture in transition
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago University Press, 2010

relocatingtelevisionRelocating television: television in the digital context
edited by Jostein Gripsrud
Routledge, 2010

morning-miracleMorning miracle inside the Washington Post: the fight to keep a newspaper alive
Dave Kindred
Doubleday, 2010

tellingstoriesTelling stories: language, narrative, and social life
Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics
Georgetown University Press, 2010

guerillafilmmakersThe guerilla film makers pocketbook
Chris Jones
Continuum, 2010

Thanks to the Communication faculty for all of their great recommendations!


Kristyna will return to the library on Monday, October 25th.  For communication questions, please contact Linda Hauck:


New Books at Falvey

New Books!

Start off the new semester with some new titles at Falvey Library!  Some are hot off the presses while others were requested by you.  Here are some highlights:

Book cover

Quantitative research methods for communication: a hands-on approach
by Jason S. Wrench
New York: Oxford University Press, 2008

katefieldKate Field: the many lives of a nineteenth-century American journalist
by Gary Scharnhorst
New York: Syracuse University Press, 2008

fundingjournalismFunding journalism in the digital age: business models, strategies, issues and trends
by Jeff Kaye and Stephen Quinn
New York: Peter Lang, 2010

politicsdemandPolitics on demand: the effects of 24-hour news on American politics
by Alison Dagnes
Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2010

glassceilingsGlass ceilings and 100-hour couples: what the opt-out phenomenon can teach us about work and family
by Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010

dynamicsintergroupcommThe dynamics of intergroup communication
edited by Howard Giles, Scott Reid, Jake Harwood
New York: Peter Lang, 2010

Also see the full list of new books in communication.



Image (c) Microsoft

Can’t make it into the library?  The library has also acquired some great e-books for you!

The dynamics of persuasion communication and attitudes in the 21st century
by Richard M. Perloff
Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2010

Handbook of implicit social cognition: measurement, theory, and applications
edited by Bertram Gawronski, B. Keith Payne
New York: Guilford Publications, Inc., 2010

Also check out the full list of new e-books for communication.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?  Don’t forget about the library’s interlibrary loan services.  And, suggestions for new books or resources are always welcome!

Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian


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