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2009 Conference on World Literature: "Foundational Texts"
Videos from the 2009 conference which "brought together scholars from around the globe, as well as numerous UCSB [University of California - Santa Barbara] faculty, to examine the notion of 'foundational texts' in world literature." Please note: "The videos require the Apple Quicktime Player to be installed on your system."
Annenberg Learner: Invitation to World Literature
"See beneath the surface of 13 great works of world literature that have traveled the globe with this course resource for teachers, students, and lovers of literature... The 13 texts are introduced on video by a wide-ranging cast including scholars, translators, artists, and writers." Some of the texts include, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Candide, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Things Fall Apart, just to name a few. Click on the "VoD" (Video on Demand) option to open up each novel's video presentation.
Forum Network: Literature
"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."
Open Culture: Literature - Free Courses
"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).
University of Oxford: "What is a Classic?"
Graduate panel debate, available in both audio and video format, where "Dr Ankhi Mukherjee, [of] Wadham college, Oxford, speaks to the question 'What is a Classic?' by examining the residual influence of the Eurocentric literary canon in the age of world literature and emergent formations of canons and classics."
Find Videos and DVD's
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Check out our wide-ranging collection of DVDs, including this analysis of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote from Discovery Networks in association with Cronkite Ward (produced and written by Denise Schrier Cetta).
"In the history of the modern world, the role of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote is seminal. This timeless program seeks to understand the monumental satire's central underlying themes -- individualism, idealism, and imagination, on the one hand, and deception, manipulation, and disillusionment, on the other -- from the viewpoint of Cervantes' upbringing and life experiences. Dramatizations deftly capture the story's transit from comedy to tragedy. Interviews with Carlos Fuentes; Cervantes scholars Diana de Armas Wilson and Henry Sullivan; and John Allen, of the Cervantes Society of America, are featured" --(from DVD container).
Ask for DVD call number PQ 6323 .D667 2004 at the Circulation Desk.