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Carleton Professor tells Northfield’s Story of Electric Cinema

February 25, 2012

Associate professor of cinema and media studies Carol Donelan’s recent book, Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, was featured in the Feb. 25 edition of the Northfield News. The book, the third in a Northfield Historical Society series, examines the link between the Northfield’s first taste of cinema with broader cultural movements taking place at the time, such as changes in economics, architecture, and religion. Donelan states that the emergence of cinema in Northfield allowed residents “to experience people and places beyond what was readily available to them and to negotiate who they were and who they wanted to be.” Her book is now on sale at Northfield Historical Society and the Carleton Bookstore.