The art of reading

Format: DVD 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Audiovisual GREAT COURSES LIT & LANG Reading
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  GREAT COURSES LIT & LANG Reading
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiovisual GCDVD 808 Spu
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  GCDVD 808 Spu
Monroeville Public Library Video DVD GREAT COURSES 808 A
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Video
Call Number  DVD GREAT COURSES 808 A
Professor Timothy Spurgin teaches viewers how to make their future reading experiences more enriching and enjoyable with these 24 insightful lectures. Designed to maximize effectiveness as an artful reader, the course brings together concepts, tools, and techniques rarely found together in a single package.
lecture 1. Artful reading and everyday reading
lecture 2. Authors, real and impled
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
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.

Additional Information
Series Great courses (DVD). Literature & language.
Subjects Literature -- Explication.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Content area reading.
Books and reading.
Authors and readers.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Chantilly, VA :The Great Courses,2009
Edition Full screen.
Contributors Spurgin, Timothy, author, instructor.
Teaching Company, publisher.
Participants/Performers Instructor, Timothy Spurgin.
Language English
Notes Title from disc label.
"24 lectures/30 minutes per lecture"--Container.
Accompanying course guidebook contains lecture notes and bibliographical references.
System Details DVD; full screen presentation.
Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (112 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
ISBN 9781598035674
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