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"A 16-part American literature course" at the college level that "takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials...are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature" and include video topics such as the following: "Native Voices", "Spirit of Nationalism", "Social Realism", "Rhythms in Poetry" and "Southern Renaissance", just to name a few. Click on the "VoD" (Video on Demand) option to open up each novel's video presentation.
This amazing library collection from C-SPAN provides focused videos on individual American writers. Click on a period of American history to be taken to a list of writers during that time period. Clicking on each writer will lead you to links to in-depth videos exploring the life, times and works of that individual. Please note: If you experience any problem with low volume, even after turning the video and your computer's audio settings to their highest capacity, you might utilize the "Closed Captioning (CC)" option to display the narration in text.
These videos for English 102 provide a good introduction to the different movements in American Literature. Education Portal allows you to "watch fun & engaging [and free] lessons taught by world-class educators. When ready, pass an exam" which will "prepare you to pass credit-granting exams" such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
"The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States." Their goal is "to bring a diverse range of perspectives on both local and global issues to audiences around the world." Their "online [audio/video] library features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free."
Co-taught by Harvard professors, John Stauffer, Professor of English and American Civilization, and Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Lecturer on History and Literature and Director of the Carr Center Human Rights and Social Movements Program, "'American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac' is an interdisciplinary course examining the rich tradition of protest literature in the United States from the American Revolution to the rise of Hip Hop culture and globalization. Using a broad definition of 'literature,' it examines a wide variety of print, visual, and oral forms and focuses on the production and consumption of dissent as a site of social critique and catalyst for social change...." Scroll down the page to find links to the lecture videos freely available on Vimeo.
"Get free Literature courses from the world’s leading universities" from Open Culture which provides "the best free cultural & educational media on the web". "You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player." Videos are available via various websites, such as YouTube, and the media player, iTunes (options to download the free version for both Mac and PC will appear when you click on individual videos available via this app).
Taught by Amy Hungerford, Professor of English at Yale, "....[this] course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period [1945 to present], focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones." Click on the "Sessions" tab underneath the course title to see the list of videos and topics covered for each instructional session.
Taught by Langdon Hammer, chairman of the Department of English at Yale, "this course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners. The authors discussed range from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost with additional lectures on the poetry of World War One, Imagism, and the Harlem Renaissance." Click on the "Sessions" tab underneath the course title to see the list of videos and topics covered for each instructional session.
Check out our wide-ranging collection of DVDs from modern hits to timeless classics like Academy Award Winning Director, John Ford's 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes ofWrath. Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) and John Carradine co-star.
Ask for DVD call number PS 3537 .G6 2004 at the Circulation Desk.