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Author Spurgin, Timothy.

Title The art of reading [(DVD) videorecording] / Timothy Spurgin.

Edition Library edition.
Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  028 SPU pt.1  pt. 1    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  028 SPU pt.1  pt. 1    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  028 SPU pt.2  pt. 2    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sd.col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 books.
Series The great courses. Literature & English language
Great courses (DVD). Literature & English language.
System Details DVD.
Performer Presented by Professor Timothy Spurgin of Lawrence University.
Summary Examines the wonderful feeling of engaging with a novel or short story on all levels and learning how artful readers think about and approach the works they read.
Contents Part 1: Lecture 1. Artful reading and everyday reading -- Lecture 2. Authors, real and implied -- Lecture 3. Narrators: their voices and their visions -- Lecture 4. Characters: beyond round and flat -- Lecture 5. Descriptions: people, places, and the things -- Lecture 6. Minimalists to maximalists to lyricists -- Lecture 7. Explosive devices: irony and ambiguity -- Lecture 8. Reading for the plot: five simple words -- Lecture 9. Master plots: the stranger and the journey -- Lecture 10. The Game is afoot: Sherlock Holmes -- Lecture 11. The Plot thickens: Scott and Bronte -- Lecture 12.The Plot vanishes: Faulkner and Woolf.
Part 2 : Lecture 13. Chapters, patterns and rhythms -- Lecture 14. Scene and summary, showing and telling -- Lecture 15. Subtexts, motives, and secrets -- Lecture 16. Dialogue: the good, the bad, the ugly -- Lecture 17. Metafiction: fiction about fiction -- Lecture 18. Adaptation: from fiction to film -- Lecture 19. Realism times four -- Lecture 20. Thumbs up? interpretation and evaluation -- Lecture 21. A Long short story: Runaway-- Lecture 22. A Classic novel : the age of innocence -- Lecture 23. A Baggy monster: War and peace -- Lecture 24. Picking up the tools.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Literature -- Explication -- Videodiscs.
Books and reading -- Videodiscs.
Content area reading -- Videodiscs.
Authors and readers -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary films.
Educational films.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781598035674
Music No. 2198 Teaching Company
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