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Summary: Cultivating an appreciation of the English classics requires studying the mother tongue as it was originally spoken. In this program, Dr. Joseph Gallagher brings language to life by reciting examples of Old, Middle, and Early Modern English in their original dialects. In addition, he discusses the evolution of English syntax and morphology. A dramatization of a portion of Beowulf is also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Surveys over 70 literary geniuses and masterpieces of western literature. Examines the works, styles, themes and relationships with one another and the role they played both within the context of their own times and within the larger span of literary history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

8 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 800 GRE
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 1
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 2
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 3
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 4
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 5
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 6
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 7

Summary: Seamus Heaney, one of the finest poets writing in the English language, and the late Richard Ellmann, biographer of Joyce and Wilde, and critic of Yeats, in literary dialogue about these three brilliant Dublin writers. The literary dialogue between Heaney and Ellmann uses documentary material pertaining to Joyce, Yeats, and Wilde, and was filmed at such literary landmarks as the Hill of Howth,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Yardley, Jonathan.

Summary: This collection of 5 dozen pieces of literary criticism was published in the Washington Post between March 2003 and January 2010. It is a collection of Yardley's opinions of books that he believes are worthy of a second look. They scan the realms of fiction, biography and autobiography, memoirs, and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 YAR

Summary: After the chaos of the French Revolution, the concept of liberty became associated with nature rather than political events. This program analyzes the Romantic fascination and identification with the power of the natural world. Shedding light on William Blake's early childhood experiences in the countryside, the film also explores the work of John Clare-conveying how both poets revered the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: With the end of the Second World War, the cultural period W. H. Auden named the Age of Anxiety had begun-a time characterized by an intensifying fear of nuclear Armageddon as the Iron Curtain fell across Europe and the Cold War spread across the globe. This program examines the evolution of the British novel during the period 1945-69, spotlighting J. R. R. Tolkien, William Golding, Iris...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The rebellious artist, the attraction to the dark side, love and death, and the primacy of nature-all of these are themes that suffused the artistic and ideological revolution known as Romanticism. This program vividly conveys how new ways of thinking and seeing reshaped the humanities in the 18th and 19th centuries. The writings of Holderlin, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Wordsworth, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The years between the World Wars generated self-doubt and ideological crisis as Britain contemplated the devastation of World War I and the decline of empire that would transform the British novel. "The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins," wrote D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover. This program examines the evolution of the British novel during the period 1919-39, spotlighting...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The 1970s and '80s were a time of turmoil and dislocating change in Britain as customs and values were repeatedly challenged-a period in which, as Angela Carter put it, there was nothing sacred. This program examines the evolution of the British novel during the period 1970-90, spotlighting Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, Penelope Fitzgerald, John Berger, Malcolm Bradbury, Hanif Kureishi, Alasdair...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Features some of the finest college professors in America, lecturing on literature written from biblical times to the modern era.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Great Courses 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

7 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 809 GRE
Call number: CD 809 GRE VOL 1
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Summary: Viewing life in strictly corporeal terms was abhorrent to Romantic sensibility. This program examines attempts by Romantic poets to transcend the physical world and expand the limits of human imagination-presaging 20th-century notions of the unconscious. Illustrating how the idea of transcendence effectively became the religion of Romanticism, the film reflects on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvill Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 858.912 TOM

Summary: The futility and madness of the First World War was the spur for some of the most moving poetry ever written, but the young men who brought the voice of reason to the Great War were themselves part of a long tradition of war poetry. This program traces the development of the art of war poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the early 20th century and the works of Brooke, Owen, and Sassoon. Using...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Coles, Robert.

Summary: Dr. Coles shows how the work of writers, artists, and thinkers of the past two centuries can inspire our own reflections on our daily lives. He offers a compelling call to venture outside our own selves and lives and to listen, attentively and with growing humanity, to the way others get through life, and he encourages us to examine our own character, kindness, and complexity by studying the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9355 COL

Summary: Examining the birth of Romanticism through the lenses of art and uprising, this program illustrates the political and cultural roots of the movement. The film begins by describing the significance of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, his influence on the French Revolution, and his belief that civilization and governmental systems suppress the individual human spirit. Linking Rousseau's philosophy to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Smith, Zadie

Summary: "Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel, White Teeth, almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also as a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 SMI

Summary: Features some of the finest college professors in America, lecturing on literature written from ancient times to the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 GRE

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1985

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 SHA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1985

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spark Notes 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SparkNotes 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 Shakespeare 2003

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spark Pub. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Ackroyd, Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 ACK

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1986

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 Shakespeare 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

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