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John M. Kelly Library

Documentaries: Literature

Teaching Company

Books That Have Made History

Z1035 .A1 F437 2005 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Catholic Authors

PN485 .C353 2009 DVD (Series I)
PN485 .C354 2009 DVD (Series II)
26 30 minute programs
Father C. John McCloskey and guest scholars explore the lives and works of great Catholic authors. Includes St. Augustine, Dante, Cervantes, Pascal, Manzoni, G.M. Hopkins, Sienkiewicz, Undset, Bernanos, Tolkien, Waugh, Percy, Flannery O'Connor, Calderon de la Barca, Dryden, Claudel, Belloc, R.H. Benson, Mauriac, Knox, Lewis, Dawson, Muggeridge, Greene, Edwin O'Connor, and McInerny.

Chinua Achebe

PR9387.9 .A3 Z46 2003 DVD
30 minutes; orig. broadcast 1988.
Bill Moyers talks to Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart) about African and Western politics and culture.

Teaching Company

Classics of American Literature

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

Derek Walcott

PR9272.9 .W3 Z468 2006 DVD
30 minutes; orig. broadcast 1988.
Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott discusses his work with journalist Bill Moyers.

Teaching Company

Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

PS217 .T7 N534 2006 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Teaching Company

The English Novel

PR824 .S687 2006 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

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.

Teaching Company

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition

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

Irish Writers

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.

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

PS3551 .S5 Z67 2005 DVD
60 minutes; released 1988.
On this programme, scientist and author Isaac Asimov discusses evolution and the correlation between science and religion. He also addresses the future of education, why we all must think similarly if we want to survive, and why we cannot wait for the start of the next century. First broadcast on the television show, A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers.

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

PR6039 .O32 Z68 2003 DVD
48 minutes
The story of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, English writer, poet, philologist and author of many stories, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Teaching Company

Joyce's Ulysses

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

Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

PS3513 .I74 Z645 2006 DVD
84 minutes; released 1994.
Famous as a poet, Allen Ginsberg was also a visionary, a spiritual seeker, a human rights champion, a political activist, and a teacher. This portrait of one of America's greatest poets includes comprehensive footage of Ginsberg, as well as interviews with friends, family, and contemporaries. Directed by Jerry Aronson.

Teaching Company

The Life and Work of Mark Twain

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

The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Rings

PR6039 .O32 Z727 2002 DVD
60 minutes
Finds parallels between Tolkien's imaginary Middle-earth and our own world.

Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello: In Search of an Author

PQ4835 .A48 Z58 2004 DVD
59 minutes; released 1987.
This programme re-creates one day in London as the 19th-Century Italian author Luigi Pirandello watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Narrated by Julian Mitchell. From the series Ten great writers of the modern world.

Teaching Company

Masterpieces of Short Fiction

PN3373 .K737 2008 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Mirror of the Soul

Mirror of the Soul

BX945.3 .W383 2005 DVD
4 discs; 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.

Origin of the Rings

PR6039 .O32 Z55 2001 DVD
65 minutes; released 2001.
Tolkien biographer Michael Coren offers an introduction to the novels and life of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Teaching Company

Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature

PN56 .L33H456 2006 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Teaching Company

Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

PR2976 .S231 1997 DVD
4 discs; 16 (45 minute) lectures
Course description.

Teaching Company

The Story of Human Language

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

Tennessee Williams' South

Tennessee Williams' South

PS3545 .I5365 Z885 2006 DVD
80 minutes
A documentary about the work of playwright Tennessee Williams. Includes Williams reading from his own works and dramatizations by distinguished actors.

Toni Morrison: A Writer's Work

Toni Morrison: A Writer's Work

PS3563 .O8749 Z936 2004 DVD
52 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

Teaching Company

Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

PN501 .W45 1995 DVD
12 discs; 64 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Teaching Company

William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

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

William Shakespeare: Poet and Dramatist, 1564-1616

PR2894 .W55 2005 DVD
30 minutes
A biography of Shakespeare which draws extensively on archival materials.