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The Harlem Renaissance & Beyond
This examination of current black literature deepens appreciation of black literary traditions and relates literary expression to social struggle. The spirit of Harlem and its people is evoked by excerpts from Hughes, Cullen and McKay. Selections from Brooks, Horne and…
An Introduction To Russian Literature
Excerpts from Russian fiction, theatre and biography augment historical background to create a portrait of Russian social and literary development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This discussion is illuminated by photography, Russian art and sculpture. The program traces early…
The Victorian Age
This program offers literary and historical insight into key Victorian themes. Charles Dickens is featured as the central Victorian novelist and his social themes are examined in depth. Students survey the range of Victorian thought and tradition in excerpts from…
Mythology: Gods And Goddesses
This program provides an informative and memorable introduction, lavishly illustrated with photographs, reproductions and original art. The program introduces the "senior" gods and goddesses and then focuses on the "second generation" of Olympians: Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Apollo, Ares, Hermes and…
The Romantic Age In English Literature
The period's literary themes and social currents are explored through extensive excerpts from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; biographical notes on each poet; and introductory analysis of their work. On-location photography is included with original illustrations and paintings from the…
Metropolitan Seminars In Art: Techniques
A detailed description of the technical aspects of working in various media: fresco, tempera, oil, watercolor, pastel, woodcut, etching and lithography.
Introduction To French Literature
Using selections from French prose and poetry, this program develops an overview of French history from the coronation of Charlemagne to the present. Included are dramatized reading from contemporary sources, commentary by modern scholars, on-location photography and fine are from…
The Brontes: Fantasy And Reality
Excerpts from journals, letters, poetry and prose enrich this narrative biography of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte. The program introduces the sisters' major works and illuminates their basic, recurrent themes. Samples of their own art-work, on-location photography of northern England,…
Homer's Mythology - Tracing A Tradition
A complete discussion of the Homeric legend as the first significant record of Greek mythology. The program emphasizes Homer's relevance to modern literature, psychology, scholarship and popular culture. It analyzes the characters in the Iliad and The Odyssey and summarizes…
Walt Whitman: An American Original
Extensive readings, critical insights and biographical details are used to develop a texteured portrait of Walt Whitman and to demonstrate his innovative influences on American literature. The program explores his visions of political democracy, social harmony, and sensual joy in…
Roe Vs Wade
Part of the Series: Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
The controversial case that legalized abortion.
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature Of Melancholy
Through dramatizations and discussions of his work, this program examines Poe's personality and his view of the intellectual as a superior but isolated being. It also investigates the invention of the detective story, his understanding of horror, violence and paranoia,…
Communication Is Power - Mass Media and Mass Persuasion
Examines advertising as a prelude to understanding the forms of mass persuasion. Investigates violence in the media and studies the history of persuasion in newspapers and magazines. Also examines the growing influence of electronic media in politics and dramatizes the…
American Gothic: Hawthorne & Melville
This program identifies Hawthorne and Melville as innovative symbolists whose focus on harsh realities and basic conflicts laid foundations for later development of the American novel. Readings and discussions of major works--"The Scarlet Letter," "The House Of The Seven Gables,"…
Art With A Message - Protest And Propaganda, Satire & Social Comment
This program investigates the ways various art forms are used to sway minds and to argue political causes. Examples include Napoleon and Hitler; artist such as Daumier, Hogath and Shann; writers Dickens, Swift and Orwell; and pop artists who mock…
Exploring The Novel: For Entertainment & Comprehension
Introduce students to the traditions of realism and romaticism. Dramatized selections illustrate such major elements as charaters, plot, setting, style, point of view and theme. Includes excerpts from the writings of Dickens, Salinger, Huxley, Hemingway, Austen, Joyce, Steinbeck, Kesey, Swift,…
Classroom Classics III
Identify major literary themes and see how characters and plots are developed. Program features dramatic clips from these popular classics: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee & The Miracle Worker by William Gibson.
Humanities: An Approach To Living In The Modern World
Exploring physical, social and intellectual aspects of life, this program explains how human society is formed. It travels the range of world culture and discusses the need for values. It presents a dramatic analysis of the vitality and importance of…
The Bible: A Study In Literature
Through art, drama and analysis, this program shows the Old & New Testament orgins of many contemporary literary forms, styles & devices. Students will discover elements of the short story, biography, fable, adventure, tradegy, parable and novel in the tales…
Forms Of Literature: Poetry
Students are introduced to the basic poetic techniques and the endless variety of poetic forms and subjects poets have used over the centuries. The enormous possibilities of poetic expression are explored through works by cummings, Shakespeare, Edward Lear, Wordsworth, Millay,…