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Videos on Literature and Philosophy: Literature in English

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Literature in English DVDs

The Brontes three muses and their men 2000

Matgorzala Bucka and Olaf Grunert

By means of dramatizations, excerpts from Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë's letters and period illustrations, this program explores the England they knew and portrayed, their familial relationships, the men in their lives and their literary achievements. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-474

 

Derek Walcott 1994

Catherine Tatge, Derek Walcott, and Bill D Moyers

Bill Moyers interviews Caribbean poet, play writer and teacher Derek Walcott who discusses the language of poetry, the language of politics, and the story of Robinson Crusoe as metaphor. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-2995

 

Doris Lessing 2000

Hilary Chadwick, Melvyn Bragg, Doris May Lessing, Claire Tomalin, Brian Wilson Aldiss, Janet Suzman, and Susan Fleetwood

Doris Lessing is one of the most powerful women writers of our century. Biographer and critic Claire Tomalin and science fiction writer Brian Aldiss interview Lessing about her life and work, with special focus on her novel The Fifth Child. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-475

 

George Eliot a scandalous life c2004

Mary Downes, Steve Attridge, Maureen Lipman, British Broadcasting Corporation, Opus Arte (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

DANA 147

 

Hardy & Jude the obscure 1973

Thomas Hardy, Melvyn Bragg, Richard Callahan, Open University, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Television Service

Bragg argues that the search for learning in both Hardy and his hero leads to a form of death for each of them: the fictional death of Jude in the novel and the death of Hardy as a novelist who after this book turned exclusively to writing poetry. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA D-427

 

In that time and place ; The author's voice 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, Scott Hilton Davis, and Michael W Smith

Program 107: Setting reveals character in Susan Glaspell's "Ajury of her peers" while it magnifies meaning for contemporary short writer Stephen Dixon.  Program 108: An interview with Maxine Hong Kingston highlights this examination of the impact of style on meaning. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1739

 

Is there one who understands me? the world of James Joyce 1988

Sean O'Mordha, James Joyce, and T. P McKenna

This authoritative documentary presents the life of the man who single-handedly transformed English literature in our century. It draws on the reminiscences of numerous associates, friends and relatives of Joyce and shows the role in Joyce's development of such figures as Harriet Weaver and Sylvia Beach. 1 videocassette (117 min.)

MEDIA 2-2275

 

Jamaica Kincaid 1993

Jamaica Kincaid, Larry Shapiro, Maya Angelou, and Hendrik Hertzberg

Jamaica Kindcaid was born and educated in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies.  Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the Paris Review.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Lucy. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 788

 

Joyce to the world c2004

Fritzi Horstman, Diana Wynne Jones, Andrew J McNaughton, Kenneth O'Malley, Peter Connolly, FritzFilms (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

Filmed on location all over the world, Joyce enthusiasts discuss the book and the author, whose life and work are represented. Includes old photos of Joyce and film snippets of performances of Joyce's and Homer's Ulysses. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-6891

 

Margery Kempe 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

Topics such as bridal mysticism are discussed, along with Kempe's pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1 videocassette (24 min.)

MEDIA 2-3991

 

Paul Bowles the complete outsider 1993

Catherine Warnow, Regina Weinreich, Lanie Conklin, and Brian Woolfenden

Filmed in Tangier, Morocco where Bowles has lived for the last forty years.  He speaks about his writing and music, his marriage to Jane Bowles, his ties to Moroccan culture, his use of drugs, and his writer and musician friends, including W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams and Gertrude Stein. Includes interviews with Allen Ginsberg and Ned Rorem. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 1234

 

A Personal view ; Reflected worlds 1992

Scott Hilton Davis, William Scott Bealmear, and Fran Dorn

Program 103 is a documentary segment tracing the development of the formal essay and the birth of printing technology, and their impact on the growth of political democracy.  The program then turns to the informal essay, through an interview with essayist Willie Morris.  Program 104 contains a dramatization of Frank O'Connor's "First confession" and an interview with Ernest Gaines which demonstrates the elements of fictions. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea.)

MEDIA 2-1737

 

A Room of one's own 1990

Virginia Woolf, Eileen Atkins, and Patrick Garland

This video is taken from the celebrated British TV distillation of the performance that has been seen in America on "Masterpiece Theatre".  Virginia Woolf's "A room of one's own" has had an epic impact on civilized minds since its publication in book form. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1850   2-1768

 

Ruskin's journey 2000

David Blacow, Michael Wheeler, Michael Bowen, and Keith Hanley

An overview of John Ruskin's life through his home at Brantwood, his journeys, and his works. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-250

 

Siobhán McKenna's here are ladies 1987

Marvin Liebman, David Fasken, John Quested, and Siobhán McKenna

Women as seen through the eyes of Irish authors. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 1690

 

The Story's blueprint ; Telling their tales 1992

Fran Dorn, Scott Hilton Davis, and William Scott Bealmear

In Program 105, a dramatization of Stephen Crane's "The Blue hotel" exemplifies the relationship of plot, structure and conflict. In Program 106, techniques of characterization and the importance of point of view become clear in a dramatization of Tillie Olsen's "I stand here ironing.". 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1738

 

Suggested meanings ; The Sum of its parts 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, and Scott Hilton Davis

In "Suggested meanings," symbolism is prominent in a dramatization of D.H. Lawrence's "The Horse dealer's daughter," while myth predominates in the work of native American writer N. Scott Momady, whose interview highlights the show.  In "The Sum of its parts" multiple themes are uncovered in "Everyday use" a dramatization of Alice Walker's short story.  The program also includes an interview with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "The House on Mango Street.". 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1740

 

Virginia Woolf 2004

Bob Portway, Clark Television, BBC Worldwide Ltd, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

DANA 140

 

Who's afraid of Kathy Acker? 2008

Barbara Caspar, Andrew Standen-Raz, Annette Pisacane, Markus Fischer, William S Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Hell, Marco Zimprich, Karina Ressler, Roland Hackl, Werner Leiner, Thomas Pronai, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"A multi-layered work featuring animation, archival footage and interviews with the likes of William Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann and Richard Hell, Who's afraid of Kathy Acker by Austrian artist Barbara Caspar and co-produced by Annette Pisacane (Nico Icon) and Markus Fischer, is a thoughtful and creative film biography/essay on the late outlaw writer and punk icon, whose formally inventive novels, published from the '70s through the mid-90s, challenged assumptions about gender roles, sexuality, and the literary canon."--Publisher's web site. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-2045

 

Writers at Rutgers 1994

Joy Williams, Yehuda Amichai, W. S Merwin, Lucille Clifton, and Alan Parker

4 videocassettes (ca. 60 min. ea)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2236 cassette 1 2-2237 cassette 2 2-2238 cassette 3 2-2239 cassette 4

 

Literature in English

The Brontes three muses and their men 2000

Matgorzala Bucka and Olaf Grunert

By means of dramatizations, excerpts from Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë's letters and period illustrations, this program explores the England they knew and portrayed, their familial relationships, the men in their lives and their literary achievements. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-474

 

Derek Walcott 1994

Catherine Tatge, Derek Walcott, and Bill D Moyers

Bill Moyers interviews Caribbean poet, play writer and teacher Derek Walcott who discusses the language of poetry, the language of politics, and the story of Robinson Crusoe as metaphor. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-2995

 

Doris Lessing 2000

Hilary Chadwick, Melvyn Bragg, Doris May Lessing, Claire Tomalin, Brian Wilson Aldiss, Janet Suzman, and Susan Fleetwood

Doris Lessing is one of the most powerful women writers of our century. Biographer and critic Claire Tomalin and science fiction writer Brian Aldiss interview Lessing about her life and work, with special focus on her novel The Fifth Child. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-475

 

George Eliot a scandalous life c2004

Mary Downes, Steve Attridge, Maureen Lipman, British Broadcasting Corporation, Opus Arte (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

DANA 147

 

Hardy & Jude the obscure 1973

Thomas Hardy, Melvyn Bragg, Richard Callahan, Open University, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Television Service

Bragg argues that the search for learning in both Hardy and his hero leads to a form of death for each of them: the fictional death of Jude in the novel and the death of Hardy as a novelist who after this book turned exclusively to writing poetry. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA D-427

 

In that time and place ; The author's voice 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, Scott Hilton Davis, and Michael W Smith

Program 107: Setting reveals character in Susan Glaspell's "Ajury of her peers" while it magnifies meaning for contemporary short writer Stephen Dixon.  Program 108: An interview with Maxine Hong Kingston highlights this examination of the impact of style on meaning. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1739

 

Is there one who understands me? the world of James Joyce 1988

Sean O'Mordha, James Joyce, and T. P McKenna

This authoritative documentary presents the life of the man who single-handedly transformed English literature in our century. It draws on the reminiscences of numerous associates, friends and relatives of Joyce and shows the role in Joyce's development of such figures as Harriet Weaver and Sylvia Beach. 1 videocassette (117 min.)

MEDIA 2-2275

 

Jamaica Kincaid 1993

Jamaica Kincaid, Larry Shapiro, Maya Angelou, and Hendrik Hertzberg

Jamaica Kindcaid was born and educated in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies.  Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the Paris Review.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Lucy. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 788

 

Joyce to the world c2004

Fritzi Horstman, Diana Wynne Jones, Andrew J McNaughton, Kenneth O'Malley, Peter Connolly, FritzFilms (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

Filmed on location all over the world, Joyce enthusiasts discuss the book and the author, whose life and work are represented. Includes old photos of Joyce and film snippets of performances of Joyce's and Homer's Ulysses. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-6891

 

Margery Kempe 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

Topics such as bridal mysticism are discussed, along with Kempe's pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1 videocassette (24 min.)

MEDIA 2-3991

 

Paul Bowles the complete outsider 1993

Catherine Warnow, Regina Weinreich, Lanie Conklin, and Brian Woolfenden

Filmed in Tangier, Morocco where Bowles has lived for the last forty years.  He speaks about his writing and music, his marriage to Jane Bowles, his ties to Moroccan culture, his use of drugs, and his writer and musician friends, including W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams and Gertrude Stein. Includes interviews with Allen Ginsberg and Ned Rorem. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 1234

 

A Personal view ; Reflected worlds 1992

Scott Hilton Davis, William Scott Bealmear, and Fran Dorn

Program 103 is a documentary segment tracing the development of the formal essay and the birth of printing technology, and their impact on the growth of political democracy.  The program then turns to the informal essay, through an interview with essayist Willie Morris.  Program 104 contains a dramatization of Frank O'Connor's "First confession" and an interview with Ernest Gaines which demonstrates the elements of fictions. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea.)

MEDIA 2-1737

 

A Room of one's own 1990

Virginia Woolf, Eileen Atkins, and Patrick Garland

This video is taken from the celebrated British TV distillation of the performance that has been seen in America on "Masterpiece Theatre".  Virginia Woolf's "A room of one's own" has had an epic impact on civilized minds since its publication in book form. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1850   2-1768

 

Ruskin's journey 2000

David Blacow, Michael Wheeler, Michael Bowen, and Keith Hanley

An overview of John Ruskin's life through his home at Brantwood, his journeys, and his works. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-250

 

Siobhán McKenna's here are ladies 1987

Marvin Liebman, David Fasken, John Quested, and Siobhán McKenna

Women as seen through the eyes of Irish authors. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 1690

 

The Story's blueprint ; Telling their tales 1992

Fran Dorn, Scott Hilton Davis, and William Scott Bealmear

In Program 105, a dramatization of Stephen Crane's "The Blue hotel" exemplifies the relationship of plot, structure and conflict. In Program 106, techniques of characterization and the importance of point of view become clear in a dramatization of Tillie Olsen's "I stand here ironing.". 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1738

 

Suggested meanings ; The Sum of its parts 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, and Scott Hilton Davis

In "Suggested meanings," symbolism is prominent in a dramatization of D.H. Lawrence's "The Horse dealer's daughter," while myth predominates in the work of native American writer N. Scott Momady, whose interview highlights the show.  In "The Sum of its parts" multiple themes are uncovered in "Everyday use" a dramatization of Alice Walker's short story.  The program also includes an interview with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "The House on Mango Street.". 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1740

 

Virginia Woolf 2004

Bob Portway, Clark Television, BBC Worldwide Ltd, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

DANA 140

 

Writers at Rutgers 1994

Joy Williams, Yehuda Amichai, W. S Merwin, Lucille Clifton, and Alan Parker

4 videocassettes (ca. 60 min. ea)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2236 cassette 1 2-2237 cassette 2 2-2238 cassette 3 2-2239 cassette 4

Literature in English - New This Year

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