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Title The art of reading [videorecording] / producers, Tony Hidenrick, Jaimée M. Aigret.

Imprint [Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Co., 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    808 ART    Available
Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (109 p. ; 19 cm.)
Series The great courses. Literature & language, English literature
Great courses (DVD). Literature & language.
Note DVD, region 1.
Performer Speaker, Timothy Spurgin, Lawrence University.
Credits Editor, Tony Hidenrick.
Note Each accompanying course guidebook includes a glossary, biographical notes, and a bibliography.
24 lectures (30 min. each).
Summary The Art of Reading is about 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. Whether you're someone who loves curling up with a good book, a writer who is looking for insights into how to get inside your readers' minds, or a student who wants to contribute to class discussions, there's something for you to find in this course.24-lecture course that brings together concepts and techniques rarely found in a single package.
Contents Disc 1. Artful reading and everyday reading -- Authors, real and impled -- Narrators, their voices and their visions -- Characters, beyond round and flat -- Descriptions, people, places, and the things -- Minimalists to maximalists to lyricists.
Disc 2. Explosive devices, irony and ambiguity -- Reading for the plot, five simple words -- Master plots, the stranger and the journey -- The game is afoot, Sherlock Holmes -- The plot thickens, Scott and Bronte -- The plot vanishes, Faulkner and Woolf.
Disc 3. Chapters, patterns and rhythms -- Scene and summary, showing and telling -- Subtexts, motives, and secrets -- Dialogue, the good, the bad the ugly -- Metafiction, fiction about fiction -- Adaptation, from fiction to film.
Disc 4. Realism times four -- Thumbs up?, interpretation and evaluation -- A long short story, "Runaway" -- A classic novel, The age of innocence -- A baggy monster, War and peace -- Picking up the tools.
Subject Literature -- Explication.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Content area reading.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Books and reading.
Authors and readers.
Added Author Hidenrick, Tony. Producer.
Aigret, Jaimée M. Producer.
Spurgin, Timothy. Speaker.
Teaching Company.
ISBN 1598035673 (set)
9781598035674 (set)
Music No. Course no. 2198 Teaching Company
PD2198-01 Teaching Company.
PD2198-02 Teaching Company.
ID2198A-01 Teaching Company.

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