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1 on 1 a companion video presentation to Deborah Tannen : That's not what I meant! /
P94.6.T36 2004
(Producer) Explains the academic sources she draws on in her research, and address the most critical questions concerning language, meaning, and her analysis of conversational style.
19: Victoria, TX
PN1995.9.E96N56 2006
"19: Victoria, Tx." is an experimental short film about an incident that took place in May 2003 in which 19 undocumented immigrants died while trapped inside a tractor trailer near the town of Victoria, Texas. As many as 100 Mexicans and Central Americans had been locked for hours inside the sweltering truck in what became the deadliest case of human smuggling in US history. Among the victims were a five-year-old boy and his father. Sing rich sound design and abstracted news forage, "19: Victoria, Texas" is both a memorial to the 19 dead and a journey into the dark, claustrophobic experience if a human tragedy.
A fragile trust plagiarism, power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times /
PN4874.B544F73 2013
A fragile trust tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on this history of the 'Old Grey Lady', which just a year earlier won a record 7 Pulitzer prizes for its coverage of 9/11. It was a spectacular fall for both Blair and the paper. The daily operations of the Times newsroom became a public spectacle as every major new outlet picked up on the story and ran with it. The fact that Blair is African-American was emphasized again and again as accounts for the 'Blair Affair' served up sordid details in a soap-opera style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt, and pow
A fragile trust plagiarism, power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times /
PN4874.B544F73 2013
A fragile trust tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on this history of the 'Old Grey Lady
Able to laugh
PN6147.A354 1993
Portrays handicapped comedians discussing the day-to-day problems facing the handicapped.
Acquiring the human language : playing the language game /
P118.A37 1995
Second of three programs on human language. Explores how children acquire language, and explains that they have an innate, universal knowledge of essential grammar and syntax.
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection Bonus disc
PN1998.3.H58A72 2005
Masters of Cinema: Alfred Hitchcock -- AFI salute to Alfred Hitchcock -- All about The Birds -- The Making of Psycho.
Alice in Wonderland
PR4611.A43 1996
A study of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Recreates passages from the book while literary scholars and biographers explain the meaning of the humor and satire.
American cinema
PN1995.62.A4 1995
pt. 1 : The Hollywood style ; The star -- pt. 2 : Romantic comedy ; Film noir -- pt. 3 : The western ; The combat film -- pt. 4 : The studio system ; Film in the television age -- pt. 5 : The film school generation ; The edge of Hollywood.
An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.
American cinema
PN1993.5.U6A44 1995
[v. 1.] disc 1.[pt.]1. The Hollywood style -- [pt.]2. The studio system -- [v1.]disc2.[pt.].3. The star -- [pt.]4. The western -- [v.1.]disc 3.[pt.]5. Romantic comedy -- [pt.]6. The combat film -- [v. 2.]disc 4.[pt.]7. Film noir -- [pt.]8. Film in the television age -- [v.2.]disc 5.[pt.]9. The film school generation -- [pt.]10. The edge of Hollywood -- [v.2.]disc 6.[pt.]11. Film language -- [pt.]12. Writing and thinking about film -- [pt.]13. Classical Hollywood style today.
An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.
American Passages a literary survey /
PS504.A447 2003
pt. 1. Native voices -- pt. 2. Exploring borderlands -- pt. 3. Utopian promise -- pt. 4. Spirit of nationalism -- pt. 5. Masculine heroes -- pt. 6. Gothic undercurrents -- pt. 7. Slavery and freedom -- pt. 8. Regional realism - - pt. 9. Social realism --
American Passages is a 16-part American literature instructional series. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The series takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices...
American tongues
Illustrates various dialects of the English language within the U.S.
--and the earth did not swallow him /
PQ7079.2.R5Y2135 1994
The life of a Mexican American family in the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a son.
A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles.
Argumentation : the study of effective reasoning /
PN4181.Z37 2005
pt. I (disc 1): lecture 1. Introducing argumentation and rhetoric -- lecture 2. Underlying assumptions of argumentation -- lecture 3. Formal and informal argumentation -- lecture 4. History of argumentation studies -- lecture 5. Argument analysis and diagramming -- lecture 6. Complex structures of argument -- (disc 2): lecture 7. Case construction, requirements and options -- lecture 8. Stasis, the heart of the controversy -- lecture 9. Attack and defense, I -- lecture 10. Attack and defense, II -- lecture 11. Language and style in arguments -- lecture 12. Evaluating evidence -- (disc 3): -- lecture 13. Reasoning from parts to whole -- lecture 14. Reasoning with comparisons -- lecture 15. Establishing correlations -- lecture 16. Moving from cause to effect -- lecture 17. Commonplaces and arguments from form -- lecture 18. Hybrid patterns of inference -- (disc 4): lecture 19. Validity and fallacies, I -- lecture 20. Validity and fallacies, II -- lecture 21. Arguments between friends -- lecture 22. Arguments among experts -- lecture 23. Public argument and democratic life -- lecture 24. Ends of argumentation.
Lectures by Dr. David Zarefsky, Professor of Argumentation and Debate and Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, cover the history of rhetoric and debate as well as analysis of different types of arguments in various situations.
Art of film, The
PN1997.7 .A78
Vol. 1. Screenwriting.--Vol. 2. The Camera.--Vol. 3. Performance.- -Vol. 4. Music and sound in film.--Vol. 5. The edited image.--Vol. 6. The director.
A series of videocassettes which represents key excerpts from the world's great film masterpieces to illustrate and clarify both the fundamental aspects and the range of the art of the cinema.
Aspects of the medieval theatre Mary of Nijmegen /
PN2152.A86 1983
This film traces the evolution and characteristics of the theatre of the Middle Ages, including reference to Everyman and The York mystery cycle, and presents scenes from the medieval play Mary of Nijmegen.
PN1997.A935 1991
Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care.
Barn burning
PS3511.A86B376 2004
Departure -- Rug -- Hearing -- Barn burning.
Ab Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snope is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly.
Barn burning
PS3511.A86B376 2004
Departure -- Rug -- Hearing -- Barn burning.
Ab Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do. Sarty must make a decision and act quickly.
Barry Lyndon
PN1997.B377 2001
The rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage.
Basic writing skills with Cicely Tyson /
pt.1 Words & sentences -- pt.2 Paragraphs & meanings -- pt.3 Letters & memos.
Discusses ways to improve writing skills.
Belle et la bete Beauty and the beast /
PN1997.B415 2003
Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
Belle of Amherst, The
PS3562.U254B4 1976
Portrays America's first notable poetess, Emily Dickinson, through an examination of her writing and observations of her life and family.
Beowulf /
PR1583.A43 1987
High school students and their teacher discuss the difficulties confronted in reading Beowulf and some reasons to try reading it nonetheless.
Beowulf and the Old English tradition.
This film introduces students to the origins of the English language and literature by journeying into Celtic-British culture and the oral epic tradion, and it culminates in a detailed examination of Beowolf.
Bertolt Brecht
A narration in English of the biography of the renowned poet Bertolt Brecht.
Bible as literature, The
pt. 1. Saga and story in the Old Testament (25 min.) -- pt. 2. History, poetry, and drama in the Old Testament (26 min.)
Birthwrite growing up hispanic.
Examines the work of several Hispanic-American writers and how their poems, short stories and novels reflect what it means and what it's like to grow up Hispanic in America. The authors profiled in the video discuss the influences on their writing (including the rich oral traditions of the Hispanic community), their creative methods, and the specific themes they explore. Includes: Edward Rivera: "In black turf" ; Alberto Rios: "The secret lion" ; Rolando Hinojosa: "The eight ways of giving" ; Nicholasa Mohr: "Nilda" ; Judith Ortiz Cofer: "The Latin Deli", "Forgetfulness: El olvido" ; Lorna Dee Cervantes: "Beneath the shadow: of the freeway" ; Tato Laviera: "Summer wait".
Black cat, The
PS2613.A23 2002
This confessional monologue depicts the decay of one man as a result of his addiction to alcohol.--Container.
PN1992.925.M87B5 2003
Clocks/Coldplay -- We used to be friends/The Dandy Warhols -- Extraordinary/Liz Phair -- Stay away from me/The Star Spangles -- Take the long road and walk it/The Music -- Emerge 2003 /Fischerspooner -- Way out west /Verbena -- Modern way of letting go/Idlewild -- Pounding/Doves -- Get over it /Ok Go -- Breathe /Telepopmusik -- Simple things part 2 /Dirty Vegas -- Outtathaway / The Vines -- Radiohead exclusive footage.
Business English /
PE1115.B875 1996
pt.1. lesson 1, Reference skills; lesson 2, Parts of speech -- pt.2. lesson 3, Sentences; lesson 4, Nouns -- pt.3. lesson 5, Possessive nouns; lesson 6, Personal pronouns -- pt.4. lesson 7, Pronouns/antecedents; lesson 8, Verbs: kind, voices, and moods -- pt.5. lesson 9, Verb tenses and parts; lesson 10, Verb/subject agreement -- pt.6. lesson 11, Verbals; lesson 12, Modifiers -- pt.7. lesson 13, Prepositions; lesson 14, Conjunctions/joining equals -- pt.8. lesson 15, Conjunctions to join unequals; lesson 16, Commas-- pt.9. lesson 17, Semicolons and colons; lesson 18, Other punctuations -- pt.10. lesson 19, Capitalization; lesson 20, Numbers.
C.S. Lewis through the shadowlands
Presents Lewis' marriage, his wife's death to cancer, and his grief and journey in faith out of the "shadowlands."
PN1997.C37 2005
Cat on a hot tin roof
PN1997.C38 1989
The members of a well-to-do Southern family gather to await the impending death of their domineering father, "Big Daddy" and are forced to face the truth about themselves as well.
Celebrating children's writing how it happens! /
CLEARVUE/eav history of American literature, The
PS88.C63 2003
[pt. 1]. The birth of a national literature (26:25) -- [pt. 2]. From Civil War turmoil to romanticism, realism, and naturalism (27:30) -- [pt. 3]. America's wartime literature & postwar reflections (31:20) -- [pt. 4]. Contemporary literature (25:20)
Survey history of American literature.
Complete works of William Shakespeare, The (abridged
PR2877.C65 2001
This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes.
CSI, crime scene investigation the complete second season /
PN1992.77.C752 2003
Disc 1 (Episodes 200-204): Burked; Chaos theory; Overload; Bully for you -- Disc 2 (Episodes 205-208): Scuba doobie-doo; Alter boys; Caged; Slaves of Las Vegas -- Disc 3 (Episodes 209-212): And then there were none; Ellie; Organ grinder; You've got male -- Disc 4 (Episodes 213-216): Identity crisis; The finger; Burden of proof; Primum non nocere -- Disc 5 (Episodes 217-220): Felonius Monk; Chasing the bus; Stalker; Cats in the cradle -- Disc 6 (Episodes 221-223): Anatomy of a lye; Cross-jurisdictions; The hunger artist; Behind the scenes featurettes.
Contains all 23 episodes of the second season of the popular detective television series. Follows the investigations of the forensics team of the Las Vegas Police Department.
CSI: crime scene investigation season one /
PN1992.77.C75 2003
Disc 1 (Episodes 100-104): Pilot; Cool change; Crate and burial; Pledging Mr. Johnson -- Disc 2 (Episodes 105-108): Friends and lovers; Who are you?; Blood drops; Anonymous -- Disc 3 (Episodes 109-111): Unfriendly skies; Sex, lies and larvae; I-15 murders; Fahrenheit 932 -- Disc 4 (Episodes 112-115): Boom; To halve and to hold; Table stakes; Too tough to die -- Disc 5 (Episodes 116-119): Face lift; $35K OBO; Gentle gentle; Sounds of silence -- Disc 6 (Episodes 120-122): Justice is served; Evaluation day; Strip strangler.
Contains the 23 first-run episodes of the entire first season of CSI. Witness how the evidence of crime can "see" the truth.
D.H. Lawrence as son and lover
Lawrence's letters, essays, and autobiographical sketches provide the soundtrack of this biography of a man who is arguably the greatest and certainly the most controversial English novelist of our century.
Disraeli portrait of a romantic /
PN1997.D577 1998
This set is a four-part dramatization of the life of Disraeli from 1832 when he was 27 and returned to London from his visit to the East. Disraeli's marriage to Mary Anne, his political conflicts with William Gladstone, and his relationship with Queen Victoria are the focus of the four episodes, which end with his death in 1881.
Do you speak American?
PE2808.D65 2005
[pt. 1.] Up North -- [pt. 2.] Down South -- [pt. 3.] Out West.
Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy.
Dona Barbara
PQ8549.G24D69 1987
Based on the novel by Romulo Gallegos (1929). Dona Barbara reflects the conflict between civilization and barbarism. It has been translated to various languages and read throughout the world.
Dreamworlds 2 desire/sex/power in music video /
PN1992.8.M87D74 1995
A controversial video that MTV tried to ban. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused.
E.E. Cummings the making of a poet. /
E.E. Cummings tells how he became a great writer, revealing the sources, sites, friends, and the events which influenced him.
Early English drama Quem Quaeritis, Abraham and Isaac, The second shepherd's play /
PR1260.E37 1988
These three plays, that constitute the beginning of English drama, are presented as they would have been originally with additional historical commentary.
Edgar Allan Poe terror of the soul : a film /
PS2631.E345 1995
Edgar Allan Poe : terror of the soul : a film (57 min.) -- The cask of Amontillado (17 min.)
A comprehensive film biography of Edgar Allen Poe, with dramatic recreations of important scenes from his life and work.
Edgar Allan Poe's The oval portrait
PS2618.O8 1996
An adaptation of the story of the same title by Edgar Allen Poe. An artist, who cannot see inner beauty, kills his newlywed wife by painting her soul into an oval portrait. She, who desperately desired and loved him, returns to haunt and kill him for his crime.
Edge of each other's battles the vision of Audre Lorde, The
PS3562.O75Z58 2000
Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sisters: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches.
Effective newswriting
Eight parts of speech
PE1111.E33 2000
El alfabeto espa~nol
Elements of style, The
PE1408.S772 1991
The fundamentals of precise writing delivered in a clear and contemporary way.
Elie Wiesel first person singular /
PQ2683.I32Z462 2002
Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel reflects upon his life, his work and his concerns for the future of mankind.
Elizabeth R
pt. 1. Lion's Club. -- pt. 2. Marriage game. -- pt. 3. Shadow in the sun. -- pt. 4. Horrible conspiracies. -- pt. 5. Enterprise of England. -- pt. 6. Sweet England's pride.
In honour of the 40th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.
English only in America?
P119.32.U6E535 2004
Advocates for and against the policy of making English the official language of the United States examine the topic from social, legal and educational standpoints.
Ernest Hemingway Rivers to the sea /
PS3515.E37Z58415 2005
Three Shots/World War I -- Paris, 1921 -- Pamplona, Spain/The Sun Also Rises -- A Farewell to Arms -- Fathers and Sons -- Cuba, 1939/France WW II -- The Old Man and the Sea -- Cuba 1958/Ketchum, Idaho 1960 -- Credits.
More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read, and widely written about American authors. His distinct style and profound influence are indisputable; his larger-than-life persona is still the stuff of heated debate. As well known in his lifetime as any movie star, Hemingway was a dashing international figure who challenged the notion that writers exist in an ivory tower. There were the battles, the bull fights, the big game, the booze and he channeled these experiences into stark prose, creating a new form of expression, describing actiona and emotion in simple, authentic terms. An enormous critical success, his major works-The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls-are still in print, some in as many as 20 languages. The recent excitement over Cuba's release of their Hemingway collection is unmatched in modern literature.
Ernest Hemingway wrestling with life /
PS3515.E37Z5869 2005
A biography of American author Ernest Hemingway, visiting places important to his life and work, and sharing memories of friends and relatives, as well as excerpts from Hemingway's own letters and writings.
Eudora Welty's The hitch-hikers
PS3545.E6H5 1989
Tom picks up two hitch-hikers on the road, passing through a small Southern town where he'll be staying the night, one of the hitch-hikers he picked up for company has been murdered.
Everyman : a moral play /
PR1261.E8 1991
A live performance of the medieval play, in which Everyman, summoned by Death to go on a pilgrimage, entreats all of his friends, Fellowship, Kinship, Goods, Knowledge, Strength and other abstractions, to go with him, but finds that only Good Deeds will accompany him.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair
PS3511.I9B47 2004
Cousin -- Transformation -- Jealousy -- Bernice bobs her hair -- Revenge.
It's the hot summer of 1919. While visiting her cousin Marjorie, sweet-but-dull Bernice is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish cousin. However, the "make-over" works too well, as Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest. . .even Marjorie's boyfrie
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 2.] Disc 2. Sleeping Beauty -- Jack and the Beanstalk -- Little Red Riding Hood -- Hansel and Gretel.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 6.] Disc 6. The Emperor's new clothes -- Aladdin and his wonderful lamp -- The Princess who had never laughed -- Rip Van Winkle.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 3.] Disc 3. Goldilocks and the three bears -- The Princess and the pea -- Pinocchio -- Thumbelina.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 5.] Disc 5. The Snow Queen -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin -- Cinderella -- Puss in boots.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 4.] Disc 4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs -- Beauty and the Beast -- The Boy who left home to find out about the shivers -- The Three little pigs.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 1.] Disc 1. The Tale of the frog prince -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Rapunzel -- The Nightingale.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 7.] Disc 7. The Little Mermaid -- The Dancing Princesses -- Faerie Tale Theatre's greatest moments (Grimm Party) -- Bonus features.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Federico Garcia Lorca family portrait of a poet /
PQ6613.A763Z77 1999
"Over half a century has passed since famed poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was executed in Granada by nationalists at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War ... This documentary, produced by RTVE, traces his life from Fuentevagueros in Andalusia to his death at age 38 in 1936. Archival footage and personal interviews with family members, poets, writers, and artists including Edward Albee and Philip Levine provide an accurate portrait of both Lorca the man and the literary giant. Portions of Lorca's most famous works, interwoven throughout the program, are accompanied by contemporary images of the places he held most dear"--Container label.
Flannery O'Connor
PS3565.C57Z6663 2004
Provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor and examines the absurdity of the human condition and incendiary social issues. Readings from "Wise Blood," "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included.
Fooling with words a celebration of poets and their craft : a Bill Moyers Special /
PN1042.F66 1999
"In this captivating program, Bill Moyers explores the vitality and diversity of contemporary poetry through intimate interviews and performance readings at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival -- North America's largest. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Kunitz, Coleman Barks, Lucille Clifton, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Paul Muldoon, Marge Piercy, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Deborah Garrison, and other leading poets share the rhythm, spirit, and passion of their art through dazzling performances before an audience of thousands." -- container
PR5397.F73F73 1996
Dramatizations and interviews explore the question of why we are so fascinated with monsters such as Frankenstein, and what the power of this particular creation is.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez : magic and reality /
PQ8180.17.A73Z675 1982
Presents a literary biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of Garcia Marquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, a blending of the real and the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia.
Gabriela Mistral
PQ8097.G6Z3 2003
An in-depth portrait of Gabriela Mistral, one of Latin America's most gifted poets. The program is composed of archival footage and commentary from scholars and friends who discuss the personal events that affected her life and infused her work with its themes of tragic love and unfulfilled maternal love.
Garrison Keillor the man on the radio in the red shoes /
PS3561.E3755Z66 2009
This freeform intimate look at the private man in the public spotlight goes behind the scenes of America's most popular radio show, A prairie home companion, and inside the imagination of the man who created it--Container.
PN1997.G37 1998
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.
George Eliot a scandalous life /
PR4681.G46 2004
A biography of George Eliot, this program explores the complexities and contraditions of her personal character and the achievements of her writing career. Includes dramatizations of some of her greatest works.
Goodbye Gutenberg
PN4801.G66 2000z
A documentary on the communication and information revolution that has taken place in business and industry through the convergence of computer, word processing, and television technology. Illustrates the changing technology in diverse fields, such as newspaper publishing and reporting and the postal delivery service. Also notes the effects of federal regulations governing communication and considers the issue of privacy.
Great performances. Vol. 1
PR2771.G75 1995
King Lear / Robert Stephens and Adrian Noble -- Coriolanus / Toby Stephens and David Thacker -- A midsummer night's dream / Desmond Barrit and Adrian Noble -- Twelfth night / Desmond Barrit and Ian Judge.
This program features excerpts from four Royal Shakespeare Company productions : King Lear, Twelfth night, A midsummer night's dream, and Coriolanus. Each segment of the program includes key scenes from the play intertwined with interviews and explanations of the play with both actors and directors.
Great train robbery and other primary works, The
PN1995.75.M61 1994
Series photography (motion studies, 1877-1885) / Eadweard Muybridge -- Edison kinetoscope films (1894-1896) -- Lumiere films ("actualities") (1895-1897) -- A trip to the moon / George Melies (1902) -- McKinley at home -- Pack train on Chilkoot Pass -- Skyscrapers of New York from North River -- The Georgetown loop -- San Francisco, aftermath of earthquake -- The dog and its various merits -- Moscow clad in snow -- Airplane flight & wreck -- A fire in a burlesque theatre -- Airy fairy Lillian tries on her new corsets -- From show girl to burlesque queen -- Troubles of a manager of a burlesque show -- The great train robbery / Edwin S. Porter (1903) -- The whole Dam family and the Dam dog / Sigmund Lubin (1905) -- The golden beetle / Ferdinand Zecca (1907).
First program in a series recreating the genesis of the motion picture medium and the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. Includes The great train robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmakers.
Greek epic, The
The program provides a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
PQ6503.B3Z626 2006
A profile of the life and work of Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo BTcquer.
PC4112.H255 1995
Vol. 1: basic to intermediate, units 1-7 -- Vol. 2: intermediate to advanced, units 8-15.
This award winning video brings Spanish to life on your television screen. You will learn the language as it is actually spoken, taught by native Latin American instructors. It provides a variety of real-life situations and conversations using a friendly, lively teaching atmosphere to hold the attention and interest of students ages 10 and up. Comprehensive workbooks that accompany the video reinforce core words, phrases and sentences and offer additional, language-building grammatical exercises.
Happy days
PR6003.E282H3 2002
Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, "laughing wild amid severest woe." With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning a
He said, she said gender, language & communication.
P96.S48H4 2001
Live video presentation of Deborah Tannen's seminal contributions to the understanding of gender, language and communication. Produced, edited and paced for curricular use in communication, linguistics, psychology, sociology and other social sciences.
Heart of darkness
PR6005.O4H455 1999
Four noted Conrad scholars examine the author's life within the context of his times: the pervasive influence of his Polish background, the impact of the sense of isolation he experienced as a merchant marine, and the nightmarish conditions in King Leopold's Belgian Congo. Historic photos and maps help set the tale in the context of time and place. Discusses the importance of literary techniques, themes, ideas, structural analysis, and critical views.
Hedda Gabler
PT8868.A1 1994
Henry IV, part I /
PN1997.H453 pt.1
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, King Henry IV.
Henry IV, part II.
PN1997.H453 pt.2
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Henry IV.
Here's looking at you, Warner Bros. the history of the Warner Bros. Studio.
PN1993.5.U6H47 1993
History of Warner Brothers from 1904 to 1993, including clips and commentary about modern and classic Warner Bros. films, with bloopers, screen tests, etc.
Herman Melville's Bartleby, the scrivener /
Dramatic adaptation of the Melville story.
Holocaust the untold story /
PN4888.H64H64 2001
This program tells the story of the reporting of the Jewish Holocaust in American newspapers in general and in the New York times in particular during World War II. American newspapers often relegated coverage of the Holocaust to the back pages.
Horse dealer's daughter, The
PR6023.A93H6 1991
A haunting short story of a young woman's search for identity. Taken for granted by her brothers after the death of her father, she struggles with an uncertain future -- discovering her own self worth through the eyes of the young town doctor.
How to pronounce consonants
Improve your English with animation, mouth close-ups and practice. The comprehensive visual guide to English pronunciation.
How to pronounce vowels, diphthongs and word endings
Improve your English with animation, mouth close-ups and practice. The comprehensive visual guide to English pronunciation.
Huck Finn
PS1305.H83 1996
Join historians, educators and biographers as they explore the firestorm the book created, its many themes and multiple shades of Twain's personality.
PN1997.H84 2003
A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk.
Human language evolves, The: with and without words /
P106.H8 1995
Third of three programs on human language. Explores why and how human language may have evolved, and its possible biological basis. Linguists and educators discuss universal facial expressions, differences in communication style between men and women, body language and gesture, and more, defining some of the power of human language.
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
PQ2288.A3 1996
The beautiful Esmeralda befriends Quasimodo, the mysterious hunchback who hides in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral.
I'm a fool
PS3501.N4I21 1987
A racetrack swipe, touring from track to track in Ohio in the early 1900's, tells a lie to a beautiful young woman at the track in hopes that his exaggeration will impress her. When she reveals her own fondness for him and expresses the desire to continue the relationship, he is trapped and afraid to win her with the truth. His insight at the conclusion forms the title of the story.
In black and white : conversations with African American writers /
PS153.N5I492 1992e
pt. 1. Charles Johnson (27 min.) -- pt. 2. Gloria Naylor (21 min.) -- pt. 3. Toni Morrison (25 min.) -- pt. 4. Alice Walker (30 min.) -- pt. 5. August Wilson (22 min.) -- pt. 6. John Wideman (26 min.) -- pt. 7. Alex Haley (42 min.).
Isabel Allende the woman's voice in Latin-American literature /
PQ8098.1.L54Z4663 2004
Interview with writer Isabel Allende, niece of Salvador Allende.
Isabel Allende the woman's voice in Latin-American literature /
PQ8098.1.L54Z459 1994
Interview with writer Isabel Allende, niece of Salvador Allende.
John Osborne and the gift of friendship
PR6065.S18Z678 2006
This program reconstructs Osborne's life and artistic journey using rarely seen archival films and first hand accounts from the author's inner circle --Container.
John Steinbeck's The chrysanthemums
PS3537.T3234C43 1990
A film adaptation of a short story by John Steinbeck. An account of a woman's inner struggle to be valued in a male-dominated society. Set in California's Salinas Valley in the 1930s, it uses a farm wife's brief encounter with an itinerant tinker to examine the forces that prevent her from becoming what she is capable of being.
Joyce, Yeats and Wilde Seamus Heaney and Richard Ellmann in conversation .
PR8750.J69 1992
Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, and Richard Ellmann, a Goldsmith Professor at Oxford University, discuss the lives and works of Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and James Joyce and share their own insights into these Irish literary greats.
Joyful noise
A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
Jungle, The
PS3537.I85Z55 2003
Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws.
Kate Chopin the joy that kills /
PS1294.C63B55 2008
The setting is the world of the upper-class Creole society which dominated New Orleans in the 1870s, a world with a strict code of behavior, one of whose strongest tenets required a wife to subordinate her will and her very being to her husband.
Killing screens media and the culture of violence, The
P96.V6K5 1994
1. Stories of power -- 2. Happy violence -- 3. Accelerating violence -- 4. Violence is a social relationship -- 5. Lessons of violence -- 6. Citizenship in the cultural environment -- 7. What parents, teachers, and schools can do.
Explores why there is so much violence on television and its effects on viewers. Addresses psychological, political, social, and developmental impacts of growing and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent representation. Suggests new ways of thinking about the negative effects of mass media on society, and discusses what can be done. Questions and ideas are based on the results of a 20-year ongoing study, the Cultural Indicators Project, by Dr. George Gerbner.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's D.P
PS3572.O5D2 1985
La Traviata
Langston Hughes /
PS323.V5 pt.3
Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry.
Latino Hollywood
PN1995.9.H47L38 1996
Program looks at the image of the Latin Americans from 1911 to the mid 1990's as portrayed in motion pictures. Also discusses the participation of Latinos as actors and actresses.
Learn oral communication quickly : workbook /
PN4145.O72 workbook
Learning English steps 1-2-3.
PE1128.L437 2006
Step 1 -- Step 2 -- Step 3.
For beginning ESL students, from middle school through adult learners. Ideal for those who are new to English, this set provides lots of practice in the basics of listening, reading, and writing.
Legend of Arthur, The
Lenses and light
PN1992.75.L45 1991
Demonstrates the 3 decisions a director must make before the start of every shot: the position of the camera, its height, and the focal length of the lens. Illustrates how lenses affect the apparent speed of movement on the film. Provides examples of focus pulling and the effect of light on image and depth of field.
Linguists, The
P40.5.L33L5648 2009
Dr. K. David Harrison and Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson, traveling linguists, document world languages on the verge of extinction.
Literary visions /
PN59.L58 1992
v. 1 [Prog.1-4]. An introduction to literature ; Responding to literature ; The art of the essay ; The elements of short fiction -- v. 2 [Prog.5-8]. Plot and structure in short fiction ; Character in short fiction ; Setting and character in short fiction
Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors.
Living language Spanish
Scenes at the airport -- Scenes at the hotel -- Scenes on the street -- Scenes at the restaurant -- Scenes at the department store.
This program is so simple and easy that all you have to do is look, listen and you cannot help but learn Spanish. The lesson is composed of five re-created scenes common to travelers. English subtitles appear as needed and when the dialogs are repeated at a slower speed. There are many suggestions and reminders throughout the lesson which will help in the learning process.
Lorenzo's oil
PN1997.L677 2004
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn about it and tackle the problem himself.
Love's labour's lost
PR2822.A2M67 1990
Presents a dramatization of Love's labour's lost, a satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry.
Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures
PN1998.3.H6L96 1983
A documentary that chronicles the career of showman Lyman H. Howe. Shows how Howe, from his headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., built a national reputation as a moving picture producer and exhibitor during the chaotic years when movies were in their infancy.
Man that corrupted Hadleyburg, The
PS1322.M36 2004
Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation.
Mark Twain
PS1331.M37 2004
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
Mark Twain
PS1331.M37 2004
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
Mark Twain
PS1331.M37 2004
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
Mark Twain beneath the laughter.
PS1331.A2 2000z
Mark Twain reflects on his life and work during a moment of personal tragedy. Authentic dialogue and dramatized incidents from his fiction and life illustrate the deep pessimism that formed a counterpoint to Twain's celebrated humor.
Mark Twain's The man that corrupted Hadleyburg
A small town is visited by a stranger who concocts a scheme to test the honesty of the town's leading citizens.
Marquez : tales beyond solitude
PQ8180.17.A73Z6737 1989
In this interview the South American author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, speaks about his novels, his role in the Latin-American cinema and his recent foray into melodramatic soap opera.
Measure for measure
PR2824.A2B75 1987
Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all.
PR4662.A1 1994
A dramatization of George Eliot's novel describing life in a provincial town on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Milton and 17th-Century Poetry
PR3588.M5 1988
Dovoted to Milton and the Metaphysical Poets focusing on poem "Paradise Lost".
Miss Julie
PT9812.F81E5 1997
The revelry of servants celebrating Midsummer's Eve contrasts with a noblewoman's anguish and self-denial following her all-too-brief romantic interlude with her coachman, who seduced her.
Modern American poetry /
Between the two world wars American poetry came of age as American poets moved to the forefront of international culture. Helen Vendler surveys the themes and explicates representative poems of the American internationalists, the nationalists, and the poet who most thoroughly integrated American and international themes and techniques - Wallace Stevens.
Myth of the liberal media the propaganda model of news, The
PN4888.O25M98 1997
pt. 1. The filters of news : the propaganda model & agenda setting : the ownership filter : the advertising filter : the sourcing filter ; the flak filter -- pt. 2. Domestic issues: the healthcare debate : the attack on social programs : the coverage of labor and business -- pt. 3. International issues : anti-communism & market celebration (Yeltsin and reform in Russia : attacking the Cuban revolution) : dictators and democracy (Saddam Hussein : Suharto in Indonesia).
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding how the news is produced and in whose interests it works. They argue that the news media is subordinated to corporate and conservative interests and is not liberal.
Naked and the dead, The
PS3525.A4152N25 2006
"Called the quintessential novel of World War II, The naked and the dead portrays army life as a remorseless struggle for power in which there are no heroes--only casualties and survivors. Norman Mailer candidly discusses his life and his most famous book ... Newsreel footage and dramatizations capture the essense of jungle warfare in the Pacific theater"--Container label.
Nathaniel Hawthorne--light in the shadows /
Portrays the life story of Nathaniel Hawthorne, focusing on his friendships with other New England writers, his other careers, his unsuccessful attempts to have his works published, etc. Includes dramatizations of portions of his works.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter
PS1872.R3 2005
Poison garden -- Forbidden daughter -- Meeting -- Fever or poison? -- Confrontation -- Kiss.
Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the su
News writing :
PN4781.N48 1995
v. 1., pt. 1. What is news -- pt. 2. Hard news leads. -- v. 2., pt. 3. News writing language & style. -- pt. 4. Development & organization of a story. -- v. 3., pt. 5. Dealing with sources. -- pt. 6. Good writing vs. good reporting. -- v. 4, pt. 7. Beat reporting. -- pt. 8. Broadcast news writing. -- v. 5., pt. 9. Public relations writing. -- pt. 10. Beyond the summary lead. -- v. 6., pt. 11. Feature writing styles. -- pt. 12. Column writing and editorial writing. -- v. 7, pt. 13. Covering disasters. -- pt. 14. The ethics of journalism. -- v. 8., pt. 15. Media law.
Octavio Paz, an uncommon poet /
PQ7297.P285Z47 1979
Mexican poet Octavio Paz talks about his childhood, his activities as a political activist, and his views on poets, poetry, and language.
Oedipus at Colonus
This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama.
Oedipus the King
PA4414.O7T3 2002
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.
Oedipus the King
PA4413.O7T3 1988
The film recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, setting the stage and creating characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone.
Oedipus the King
PA4414.O7T3 1991
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.
Olivier's Hamlet
PN1997.O455 2005
Performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
PN1997.85.O83 1995
A great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello, Desdemona, and Iago.
PR2829.A1 1988
Pablo Neruda
PQ8097.N4P32 1995
Chronicles the life of one of Chile's most renowned poets. Believing that poetry should express the political struggles of the people, he was persecuted for his beliefs, esteemed for his poetic achievement.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
PQ6300.P43 2006
"The Spanish code of honor and the mystery of holy rituals are at the forefront of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's poetic dramas. This program surveys Calderón's achievements in the secular and religious theater of 17th-century Spain, highlighting his renown as an innovator. Recounting his family background and the influence of Lope de Vega on his choice of themes and subject matter, the video illustrates the importance of the auto sacramental in Calderón's oeuvre and the complexity of the honor tragedies and comedies he perfected. Additional material on his military and priesthood service complete this biography of the man who came to be known as Spain's Shakespeare. "--Container.
Peter Elbow on writing
PE1408.P47 1995
Professor Elbow provides insight into how one works through problems in writing. He explains the role of feedback and the importance of readers and listeners to good writing.
Picaresque novel, The
PQ6147.P5P53 2006
Traces the history of the picaresque novel, a literary form that originated in Spain which abandoned idealistic approaches to literature in favor of harsh realism.
Power of speech, The
PN4121.P69 2002
Ain't I a woman / Sojourner Truth -- John Ball -- I have a dream / Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shows how the power of speech can move people to action. The three speeches highlighted demonstrate the secrets of using compelling, persuasive language.
Prologue to Chaucer
Relates the characters and themes of The Canterbury tales to everyday life in late 14th century England.
Que viva Mexico! Da zdravstvuet Meksika /
PN1997.Q36 2001
Que viva Mexico (1931/1979, 85 min.) -- Romance sentimentale : a cinematographic study with Mara Griy /scenario and direction, S.M. Eisenstein and G.V. Alexandroff ; music, Alexis Archangelsky ; production, Sequana-Film (1930, 20 min.) -- Misery and fortune of woman = Frauennot, Frauenglück /Lazar Wechsler presents ; Praesens-Film AG ; photographed by Eduard Tisse ; directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigory Alexandrov ; music by Martin Uhl ; restored by Bret Wood (1929, 20 min.).
[Que viva México!] "With sequences devoted to the Edenic land of Tehuantepec, the savage majesty of the bullfight, the struggles of the noble peon and the hypnotic imagery of the Day of the Dead, [the film] is a vivid tapestry of Mexican life. [Romance sentimentale] A dazzling symphony of images and sounds. [Misery and fortune of woman] Uses Soviet-style montage to promote safe ob/gyn medicine in Europe."--Container.
Radio writing
PN1991.7.R33 1991
Recognized experts in the field of radio authorship provide insight that is otherwise available only in their workshops and seminars.
Rafael Alberti
PQ6601.L2Z835 2006
"Deftly interweaving political concerns into his poetry, Rafael Alberti fashioned a literary style suited to the social turmoil of the 20th century. This program shows the evolution of that style, from the highly personal Marinero en Tierra, to the balance of playfulness and melancholy in El Alba de Alhelí, to the mystical and nearly apocalyptic Sobre los Angeles. Dteailing Alberti's travels across Europe and the Soviet Union, the United States, and South America--including Argentina, where he spent 23 years of his life--this energetic biography also highlights Alberti's involvement with painting and theater, as well as with the Spanish Communist party"--Container.
Ralph Ellison an American journey /
PS3555.L625Z85 2001
First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man--Container.
Rappaccini's daughter
PS1872.R3 1987
An 18th-century Italian Giovanni, falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden.
Read English today first steps in reading for adults and teen-agers /
The English alphabet -- Consonant sounds -- Long vowel sounds -- Short vowel sounds -- Other vowel sounds -- Blending sounds into words -- Silent finale -- Non-phonic words -- Abbreviations -- Syllabication -- Common beginning and ending syllables -- Plural words -- Contractions -- Reading signs -- Tips on how to continue to make rapid progress in reading.
It shows the student ways to master basic phonics and develop a large "high priority" reading vocabulary.
Reading efficiency with Bill Cosby : #2, Vocabulary
Bill Cosby describes ways to improve vocabulary. Covers root words, prefixes, suffixes, context clues, and use of the dictionary. Requires an eigth-grade reading level.
Realism and naturalism in American literature /
Berthoff explains the origins of the idea of realism in the 1850s, discriminates among the varieties of literary realism in fiction from the 1870s to the 1950s, and differentiates between the general literary method of realism and the deterministic concept of naturalism, which he examines in the work of Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser.
BL473.R45 2009
Self-fulfilling prophecy -- Gospel of I don't know -- In the green -- Wicked ways -- Miracles -- God and country -- Scripture as science -- Vatican -- Holy Land -- New kids on the block -- Neurological disorder? -- Second coming -- Dissenting opinions -- Under new management -- End times -- Credits.
Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Maher and the filmmakers are serious in castigating the body of literature whose influence on human history has been overwhelmingly negative. A globe-hopping Maher interviews various representatives of the Western religious faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Mormonism. If, as Maher states, 16% of the U.S. population identifies as secular humanists who don't believe in God, then that's a large cross section of the country whose voices are muffled by the status quo. It is to them, not believers, Maher speaks -- preaching the gospel of doubt.
Revolt of mother, The
Father is going to build a new barn, but mother wants a new house.
Richard II
PR2820.A1 1992
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.
Richard III
PN1997.R56 1987
Presents William Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, who usurps the crown from King Edward IV.
Richard Wright's Almos' a man
PS3545.R815A65 2004
Based on the short story by Richard Wright. A black teenage farm worker believes that owning a gun is a mark of maturity.
Robert Browning--his life and poetry.
Traces major events in the life of Robert Browning, showing many of the places where he lived and worked. Includes selected poems by Browning which illustrate his strengths as a poet, which were his insight into human character and his ability to tell a good story.
Romantics and realists
Presents the poetry of Hardy, Hopkins, Houseman and Kipling and discusses what laid the foundation for modern English poetry.
Room of one's own, A
PR6045.O72Z474 1996
Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A call to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, and to control their own destinies, yet realize necessary communion on all levels between men and women.
RubTn Darfo
PQ7519.D3Z865 2006
"Considered by many as the first Modernist poet to write in Spanish, Rubén Darío is a major 20th-century literary figure by any reckoning. This program explores his life and work, with attention to both verse and prose achievements. Identifying Azul as the genesis of Spanish-language Modernism, the video also explores Darío's Profane Hymns, which established his prominence among Latin American poets of the period. His horror story, Thanatopia, his journalistic work for La Nación, his pacifist efforts prior to World War I, and his service as a diplomat are discussed as well--reflecting Darío's importance in a time of political and artistic upheaval"--Container.
Samuel Beckett's happy days
PR6003.E282H3 1980
Sartre by himself Sartre par lui-meme /
PQ2637.A82Z52 1984
pt. 1. 1905-1940 --pt. 2. 1940-1980.
Scarlet letter, The
PS1868.S337 2003
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter.
Scarlet letter, The
PN1997.S227 1988
Hester Prynne, a woman condemned for a sin of passion, must forever wear the scarlet letter "A" on her breast in this PBS classic.
Scarlet letter, The: a romance
PS1868.S32 1996
Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed by Roland Joffe, director of the 1994 motion picture based on the novel.
Scenes from Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
PN1997.85.D63 1997
"This performance of Christopher Marlowe's A Tragical History of Dr. Faustus shows how Marlowe inteded to engage the cultural and religious issues of the 16th century. Faust represents a pivotal change from the medieval outlook of humans at the whim of an unseen hand to the Renaissance view of humans in control of their own destiny."
Sexual stereotypes in media superman and the bride /
P96.S5S49 1993
This program shows how pervasive stereotypes are of man as Superman and woman as his slavish bride - on film and TV, in the fiction on which they are based, even in so-called documentaries. Bombarded from all sides by this point of view, women as well as men commonly accept the stereotypes.
Shakespeare-- the word and the action
Part One: lecture 1. Shakepeare's wavelengths -- lect. 2. The multiple actions of A midsummer night's dream -- lect. 3. The form of Shakespear's sonnets -- lect. 4. Love in Shakespeare's sonnets -- lect. 5. Love and artifice in Love's labor's lost, and Much ado about nothing -- lect. 6. As you like it -- lect. 7. The battles of Henry VI -- lect. 8. Richard III and the renaissance -- Part Two: lect. 9. History and family in Henry VI -- lect. 10. Action in Hamlet -- lect. 11. Coriolanus : the hero alone -- lect. 12. Change in Antony and Cleopatra -- lect. 13. The plot of Cymbeline -- lect. 14. Name and art in The winter's tale -- lect. 15. Three kinds of tempest -- lect. 16. History and Henry VIII.
Shakespeare tragedies. Origins and style
PR2976.S544 2000
Shakespeare tragedies. Othello, Macbeth, King Lear
PR2976.S542 2000
Shakespeare tragedies. Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet
PR2976.S543 2000
Through 'cutting edge' technology and the use of interactive menus of topics and tests, the tragedies of Shakespeare are studied with immediate feedback in the process of learning.
Shakespeare--a day at the Globe
PR3095.S43 1990
Sharpe's sword
PR6053.O75S538 1995
Sharpe is sent to protect El Mirador, Wellington's best spy, and finds himself a target of Colonel Leroux, a ferocious French swordsman who has been commanded to capture El Mirador. When Sharpe is wounded in battle, a mute French convent girl comes to his aid.
Sharpe's. Revenge collection set
PR6053.O75S537 2005
Sharpe's mission -- Sharpe's revenge -- Sharpe's justice -- Sharpe's Waterloo -- Sharpe, the legend.
A maverick British officer lives a life of adventure during the Napoleonic wars.
Sharpe's. Rifles collection set
PR6053.O75S5375 2005
Sharpe's rifles -- Sharpe's eagle -- Sharpe's company -- Sharpe's enemy -- Sharpe's honour.
A maverick British officer lives a life of adventure during the Napoleonic wars.
Single-camera shooting an ambitious sequence /
PN1992.75.S56 1991
Shows how a single-camera crew works on location while covering a complex story as quickly and economical as possible. Demonstrates how the director approaches the many on-site decisions that have to be made, how the crew is briefed, and how they all work together to film a high-tech sequence using only one camera.
Six characters in search of an author Luigi Piradello.
PQ4835.I7 S313
An abridged presentation in English of Pirandello's play in which six characters seek to exchange their fixed, frozen form in art for the uncertainty of life.
Sky is gray, The
Deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the 1940's.
Small group communications methods and madness /
P90.S62 1992
Snowman, The
PN1997.S56 1982
Presents an animated, nonnarrated story about a young boy's snowman that comes to life and escorts him on a fantasy dream visit to the North Pole.
Sophocles : Oedipus the king
PA4413.O7 1975
A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, performed in the authentic setting of a fifth-century Greek theater, with the use of masks made after ancient models. Discusses how drama developed from sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
PQ7296.J6S67 1990
Recounts the life and times of Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th century nun, scholar, and an outstanding lyric poet of Mexico's colonial period.
Staging of Shakespeare's plays, The
The video traces the development of theatrical playing areas in England before Shakespeare, using old maps and engravings as illustrations. He also demonstrates how certain scenes in Shakespeare's plays might have been performed on the adaptable Elizabethan stage.
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel
PS1449.C85B65 2005
Blue hotel -- Card game -- Crazy Swede -- Deadly game -- Stranger -- Truth.
Nebraska in the 1880's is bleak, lonely, and far from what the Wild West is purported to be. But for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of the blue hotel represent the quintessential western fantasy. No one can convince the Swede that his dime-store notions about the West are foolish. He
Superman and Paula Brown's new snowsuit by Sylvia Plath
PS3566.L27S874 2003
Readings of Sylvia Plath's largely autobiographical short story written in 1955, of adolescence set at the start of World War II. Program combines readings and dramatic reenactments of scenes from the story.
Swan Lake
PN1992.95.S92 1980
Sylvia Plath /
PS323.V5 pt.13
Situations from the life of Sylvia Plath, with recitations from her poetry.
T.S. Eliot /
PS323.V5 pt.9
Situations from the life of T.S. Eliot, with recitations from his poetry.
PQ1842.A1 1986
Tartuffe, Moliere's master of unctuous evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy.
That's Black entertainment
PN1995.9.N4T53 1997
v. 1. Race movies : the early history of Black cinema -- v. 2. The soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's.
That's not what I meant! language, culture, & meaning /
P94.6.T362 2004
Tannen examines conversation style and explains that how you say things is often as important as what you say. In part 2, Deborah Tannen explains the academic sources she draws on in her research and describes issues concerning language, meaning and her analysis of conversational style.
The mystery of Edwin Drood
PR4564.A2G3 2012
John Jasper is haunted and restless. Unhappily settled as choirmaster in the provincial cathedral town of Cloisterham, Jasper finds himself striving for the divine in his music even as he struggles against madness brought on by ennui and opiates. Aware of his unraveling, Jasper believes his salvation may be found in the arms of Rosa, his prized pupil. His only obstacle is her fiance, Edwin Drood, Jasper's nephew.
The Oscar Wilde collection
PR 58152010
Lady Windermere's fan (starring: Eric Stolz, Roger Rees, Joanna Going) -- A women of no importance -- An ideal husband (starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, Yeardley Smith) -- The importance of being earnest (starring James Marsters) -- The picture of Dorian Gray.
Four classic comedies from Oscar Wilde. Also includes a dramatization of the only novel Oscar Wilde wrote, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The yellow wallpaper
PS1744.G57Y45 2004
Touted as one of the first major feminist writers, Charlotte Perkins Gilman spent her life fighting to liberate women from the yoke of domesticity. This is a stunning BBC dramatization of Gilman's autobiographical account of a woman driven to madness by the repressive mores of Victorian culture. While taking a rest cure, a woman becomes obsessed with the labyrinthine pattern in her bedroom's wallpaper.
Theatres of Asia an introduction, The
PN2860.T54 1997
...this video introduces Asian theatre through the roles it plays in the lives of Asian people and its special relationship to young people.
Thoreau's Walden
PS3048.S42 1993
Recreation of the two-year period (1845-1847) in which Thoreau lived alone in a cabin at Walden Pond. Commentary in Thoreau's words, visuals lyrically illustrate the passing of the seasons.
Three sovereigns for Sarah
PN1997.T47557 1985
The story of Sarah Cloyce who was called before a special court of inquiry in Boston in 1703. She was re-examined about the events surrounding the witch trials which took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Based on actual courtroom transcripts, this story re-enacts the hysteria that gripped Salem.
Tillie Olsen discusses "I stand here ironing" [videorecording] /
PS3565.L82Z467 2003
Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work.
'Tis pity she's a whore the first women on the London stage /
Discusses and portrays the background and training of the first professional English actresses, their roles, their influence on the plays written at the time, and how their sexuality and availability became the central feature of their professional identity.
PS3513.L35T72 2008
In 1939, a murder happens in a remote farm house in rural Iowa. The Sheriff and other men on duty look for concrete evidence in order to convict the victim's wife. Quietly in the kitchen, two women solve the crime. Unspoken secrets weigh heavy on their decision to be loyal to their sex.--Description
Troubled Times
PN4888.E8T76 2003
Chronicles the rise and fall of African-American journalist Jayson Blair, a reporter at the New York Times. Discusses whether it was race that fueled his rapid promotions at The Times and prompted management to ignore reports of his inaccurate work. Assesses the impact of the scandal on The Times and the credibility of the news media and equal opportunity.
Twilight, Los Angeles
PN1997.T84 2004
"On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who stopped him for speeding. On April 29, 1992, when the jury's 'not guilty' verdict dismissed the officers on trial for the assault, the city ignited into three days of rioting, looting and violence that left neighborhoods smoldering. 'Twilight: Los Angeles, ' adapted from Anna Deavere Smith's searing one-woman play, captures this tumultuous and challenging moment in America's race relations"--Container.
Two loves of Anthony Trollope, The
PR5686.T86 2006
Depicts the biography of Anthony Trollope and how the two loves of his life affected his writing through reenactments of milestone moments, film clips and intimate correspondence.
Understanding literature and life drama, poetry and narrative.
PN501.U53 1995
Part Ia: Drama (Lessons 1-10) -- Part Ib: Drama (Lessons 11-20) -- Part IIa: Poetry (Lessons 21-30) -- Part IIb: Poetry (Lessons 31-40) -- Part IIIa: Narrative (Lessons 41-52) -- Part IIIb: Narrative (Lessons 53-64)
Part I begins with Sophocles' Oedipus the King, and continues through Shakespeare and Moliere, on to the realist and naturalist work of the 19th century to close with Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
Understanding sentence structure
PE1375.U5 1998
Explains the grammatical elements of English language sentence structure.
Virginia Woolf
PR6045.O72Z8917 2004
In this program, those who knew Virginia Woolf trace her life and prolific career from her childhood in London to her final days as a victim of mental illness and eventual suicide. Woolf's impressionistic style and stream-of-consciousness techniques are examined through excerpts of her work.
VNR's video news release
P93.V57 1995
"A new approach in television news is for companies or organizations to produce their own press releases on video and then provide these to the various television stations across America. The video news releases or VNRs look like typical television news stories but in reality promote a product, service or idea. See why and how corporations use VNRs to further their message. Experts in television news react to this new trend. Many examples of Video News Releases are included in this program."
PS3048.W35 2002
Thoroughly examines Henry David Thoreau's Walden, including its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns.
Walt Whitman
PS3232.W35 2006
Walt Whitman, American myth -- Whitman's song -- Seeds of "Leaves" -- Song gets louder -- Redefining American poetry -- Not-so-Civil War -- So long.
This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, "Leaves of Grass." A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts illustrates the life of this journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. Also readings of excerpts from letters between Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and selections such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Native Moments."
Walt Whitman
PS3232.W343 1988
Shows how Walt Whitman sought to express America and his love for her in his poetry, and how he had to create a whole new poetic language, using ordinary words and everyday speech rhythms, to paint a personal verbal portrait of his country as it changed from an agrarian to a tumultuous industrial so
Way of the world, The
PR3364.W3 1978
A presentation of the 17th century English comedy The way of the world, by William Congreve.
What happened to Kerouac?
PS3521.E735Z97 1998
This film biography is an investigation into the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac; father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. This portrait shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon a
Willa Cather's Paul's case
PS3505.A87P3 2005
Dreamer -- Art lover -- Want to be like you! -- Expelled from school -- Waldorf Hotel -- End of a dream.
Young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of c
William Faulkner's Barn burning
PS3511.A86B376 2004
Departure -- Rug -- Hearing -- Barn burning.
Ab Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. N
Wisdom : a conversation with W. Somerset Maugham and Alan Pryce-Jones
PN1997.W58 2001
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit.
Women in classical Greek drama
PA3136.W66 2003
The presentation of powerful women in Medea, Antigone, and Lysistrata is contrasted with the circumscribed role of women in Athenian society by 6 university professors. Film clips from notable productions support this in-depth discussion.
Words into pictures: 2002 craft day /
PN1996.W67 2003
Tape 1. Narrative and structure -- Tape 2. Character -- Tape 3. Dialogue and description.
Write course, The: an introduction to college composition /
13. Process and analysis -- 14. Definition -- 19. Words and meanings -- 20. Word strategy -- 23. Discovering the library -- 24. Writing a research paper -- 25. Writing about books -- 26. The essay test.
English composition and rhetoric taught from a "process" point of view. Emphasis is on audience awareness and purpose for writing. Dramatizations and mini-documentaries are used.
Writing conference an effective way to help elementary children revise their writing, The
Shows the use of the small group writing conference for children to revise their writing.
Writing essentials
PE1404.W696 2010
Introduction -- Pre-writing preparation -- Writing tips -- Active vs. passive voice -- Tone -- Proofreading.
Yellow wallpaper, The
PS1744.G57Y45 1998
The story of a woman who is gradually becoming insane. While taking a rest cure she becomes obsessed with the wallpaper and begins to imagine that there is a woman behind the paper.
Young Goodman Brown
PS1872.Y6 2007
Dramatization of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story of man's involvement with evil.
Young Goodman Brown
PS1872.Y6 1972
Dramatization of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story of man's involvement with evil.
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy /
PS3515.U789Z97 2005
This video examines the rich legacy of the writings of Zora Neale Hurston.