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Celebrating Octavia E. Butler
From YouTube, produced by Open Road Media
"Two new stories by Octavia Butler are going to be printed; one of them was discovered in the archives, apparently, and has never seen the light of day. These are going to make a new little booklet. I think that's some of the best news science-fictio... [more]
June 22, 2018 at 09:49 AM
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Six Scenes from "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
From pbs.org, produced by Nancy Porter & Harriet Reisen
This video features six selections from the American Masters film " Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women." The selections lead viewers through Alcott's life from her childhood through the writing of Little Women. Features interviews with ... [more]
June 8, 2010 at 06:07 PM
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Dante's Inferno I
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
Dante, one of the world’s finest and most influential poets of western literature, was born in Florence, Italy, in 1265. He got caught up in the economic and political upheavals of his day.  Length 3:42
June 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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Dante's Inferno II
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After Dante was banished from Florence in 1302, he wrote his great masterpiece "The Divine Comedy." By writing it in Italian, the language of the people, he helped drag readers out of their slavish devotion to Latin.  Length 4:10
June 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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James Fenimore Cooper
From c-spanvideo.org, produced by C-Span
This two and a half hour video features interviews with experts that explain the influence of the late 18th and early 19th century frontier and Native-American relations on James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper wrote several frontier-themed novels, including... [more]
February 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story"
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Here's a short virtual movie of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle virtually reading a letter he wrote to his mother from South Norwood Southeast London. The attached information is more valuable than the video as it tells about the author's desire to ... [more]
December 17, 2011 at 09:42 PM
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Stephen Crane "War is Kind" An Animated Reading
From dailymotion.com
A really interesting reading of this poem is the subject of this two minute video. It has an image of Crane animated so as to be looking as if he is reading War is Kind. Would be useful for students who don't understand that the reading of a poem is ... [more]
February 20, 2011 at 01:01 PM
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