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John M. Kelly Library

Documentaries: English Literature

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Classics of American Literature

PS121 .W44 1998 DVD
14 discs; 84 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

PN 1998.3 .F45 S6 2003 DVD
105 minutes; released 2002.
Portrait of Fellini with contributions by Italo Calvino, Donald Sutherland and others.

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition

PN86 .G73 2004 DVD
14 discs; 84 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

The History of the English Language

PE1075 .L47 1998 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures

Teaching Company

The History of the English Language, 2nd edition

PE1075 .L47 2008 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Hugh Kenner: A Modern Master

PS29 .K4 H8 1999 VHS
25 minutes
A documentary about literary critic and English professor Hugh Kenner.

In Search of Shakespeare

PR2894 .W732 2003 DVD
240 minutes on 2 discs; released 2003.
Hosted by Michael Wood, this up-to-date mini-series documentary provides students with an intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.

Irish Writers

PB1317 .I75 2000z DVD
63 minutes
This film combines biographies of some of Ireland's greatest writers--such as W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce--with a tour of the locations that inspired them.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of the Rings

PR6039 .O32 Z683 2001 DVD
80 minutes
Discover why J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has become an icon of 20th century culture. This program features 3D computerized animations of Middle Earth, illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, rare archive footage of the author, and in-depth analysis by leading Tolkien scholars.

Joyce's Ulysses

PR6019 .O9 U69 2003 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

The Life and Work of Mark Twain

PS1338 .R35 2002 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Mirror of the Soul

BX945.3 .W383 2005 DVD
13 (30 minute) episodes
Father John Wauck explains how history forges literature, and literature then forges the identity of nations and communities by creating a shared language of images and story.

Playing Shakespeare

PR3091 .P58 2009 DVD
9 (50 minute) episodes
A series of intensive acting workshops conducted by the legendary John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet.

The Quest for Shakespeare

PR3011 .P43 2009 DVD
13 (30 minute) episodes
Popular biographer Joseph Pearce explores various theories about the identity of William Shakespeare, uncovering his Catholic roots.

Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

PR2976 .S231 1997 DVD
4 discs; 16 (45 minute) lectures
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The Story of Human Language

P140 .M39 2004 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

PN501 .W45 1995 DVD
12 discs; 64 (30 minute) lectures
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William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

PR2981 .S23 1999 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.