REVISED Short Talk Schedule for Advanced Composition on the Humanities
English 302:H20: Friday, 10:30-1:15 pm, Robinson Hall B102
English 302:H21: Saturday, 9:00-11:45 pm, Robinson Hall A246
Dr Ellen Moody
On A Month in the Country and Last Orders: Films and Books
Session 5: Fri/Sat, Sept 26th/27th
- Short Talk 1: A Month in the Country: Mise-en-scène, music and costume in the film: Aaron Snitzer/Elisa Correa
- Short Talk 2: A Month in the Country: The Relationships among the characters in the book compared to the relationships among the characters in the film: Adrienne Hector/Arlene Cline
- Short Talk 3: Last Orders: Mise-en-scène, music and costume in the film: Virginia Emery/Jacqueline Smith
- Short Talk 4: Last Orders: The Relationships among the characters in the book and film: Chingyo Miao/Lena Crisp
Session 6: Fri/Sat, Oct 3rd/4th
- CLASS IS CANCELLED. In lieu of class, please see Jane Campion's The Piano on your own; read the assigned essays in Margolis's Jane Campion's The Piano. For Oct 10th/11th, write Essay #2 and the answers to the take-home test on Corrigan and bring these to class next time.
Session 7: Fri/Sat, Oct 10th/11th
- ESSAY #1 and TAKE-HOME TEST ON CORRIGAN ARE DUE.
- Short Talk 5: A Month in the Country: A comparison of the point of view of the film and of the book: Julie Quinones/__________________
- Short Talk 6: A Month in the Country: The Restored Painting in the Book and in the Film: What Does it Stand for and How Is it Used?: Brian Patrick/Karina Funes
- Short Talk 7: Last Orders: A comparison of the shifting point of view in the novel and the use of an ensemble cast in the film: Mary Graham/Mike Stakem
- Short Talk 8: Last Orders: The Theme of Death in the Film and in the Book: The Unusual Funeral, What Does It Stand for and How Is It Used?: Noelle Brown/Casey O'Donnell
On The Piano and Film Criticism and Reviews in Harriet Margolis's Jane Campion's The Piano
Session 8: Fri/Sat, Oct 17th/18th
- Short Talk 9: The Piano: The relationship of the film to Jane Campion and her other films (discuss Margolis's "Introduction, pp. 1-41): Erin Kelley/_________________
- Short Talk 10: The Piano as a film about colonialism and New Zealand (discuss Phiama's "Ebony and Ivory" in Margolis's Handbook, pp. 114-134): _______________________/Marisol (Miriam) Reyes
- Short Talk 11: The Piano as woman-centered melodrama (discuss Hardy's "Last Patriarch" in Margolis's handbook, pp. 59-85): Florence Otiende/Roxana Asmat
- Short Talk 12: Music in The Piano (discuss Gorbman's "Music in the Piano" in Margolis's handbook, pp. 42-58): Phoebe Kwan/Amber Cornelius
Session 9: Fri/Sat, Oct 24th/25thMIDTERM
- In ClASS OPEN BOOK FILM REVIEW of Jane Campion's The Piano. This will not take the whole of the class time. In the last hour of the session, we will discuss what is Gothic romance? We will go over the student models for Essay #2
On Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Mary Reilly: Films and Books
Session 10: Fri/Sat, Oct 31st/Nov 1st
- Short Talk 13: The Use of a Double Self in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Najwa Awad/Sylvia Earl
- The class watches Mary Reilly together.
Session 11: Fri/Sat, Nov 7th/8th
- PLAN FOR ESSAY #2 IS DUE.
- Short Talk 14: Analyze how the point of view in the books Mary Reilly and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde produces two very different books using the same material: Robin Mitchell/LaRinda Meinburg
- Short Talk 15: A Comparison of the (gothic) heroines of The Piano(Ada and Flora McGrath) and the film, Mary Reilly (Mary Reilly and Mrs Farraday). You could answer the question why were Holly Hunter, Julia Roberts and Glenn Close chosen for their respective adult female character types?: Eric Gillis/Shalini Kumar
- Short Talk 16: Visual/Camera Techniques in the film Mary Reilly and Pictorial Imagery in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Bart Hart/Gustavo Martinez
On The Girl Sleuth: On the Trail of Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton and Cherry Ames
Session 11: Fri/Sat, Nov 14th/15th
- ESSAY #2 IS DUE.
- Short Talk 17: Honeybunch and Bobbsey Twins: Early 20th Century Popular Literature for Children (Mason's The Girl Sleuth, Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-47): Robin Mitchell/______________________
- Short Talk 18: A Falsifying Ideal: Nancy Drew (Mason's The Girl Sleuth, Chapters 4-5, pp. 48-98): Bertha Onukwubiri/Lauren Alexander
- Short Talk 19: Other Sleuths and Heroines (Mason's Chapter 6-7, pp. 99-139): _____________________/Arlene Cline
On Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Session 13: Fri/Sat, Nov 21st/22nd
- PLAN FOR ESSAY #3 IS DUE.
- Short Talk 20: Mary's earliest years ("Yonder Peasant, Who Is He?", "A Tin Butterfly"): ________________/Roxana Asmat
- Short Talk 21: Adolescence ("The Blackguard," "C'est le Premier Pas Qui Coûte,"Names"): _________________________/Nancy Vedrine
- Short Talk 22: Puberty ("The Figures in the Clock" and "Yellowstone Park"): Kristen Romano/LaRinda Meinburg
Session 14: Fri/Sat, Dec 5th/6th
- Short Talk 23: Mary's Grandmother ("Ask Me No Questions"): Aaron Snitzer/Jerry (Merton) Davis
- Short Talk 24: The Distortions of Memory and Imagination in Memories of A Catholic Girlhood: Noreen Hayag/Arlene Cline
- Short Talk 25: Compare any two films we've seen in the course (you can choose them) from the point of view of ideology (as defined by Corrigan): Marco Werlang/_________________
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