Those registering for Fall 2006 for English 302N13, N15, and N02 may want to have an idea
of what we will read and watch, and what we will write about. I provide the following for anyone who registers for
these sections for these coming terms and wants to read ahead. The list is not yet finalized.
It contains books and films we may possibly cover.
Advanced Composition on the Natural Sciences and Technology
- English 302N13 (Tues, 7:20-10:00 pm, Krug Hall 253).
- English 302N15 (Thurs, 4:30-7:10 pm, Thompson 108).
- English 302N02 (Thurs, 7:20-10:00 pm, East Building 134).
- Trimble, John. Writing with Style: Conversations on the art of writing. NJ:
Prentice-Hall, 1999. Second edition. ISBN 0-13-025713-3.
- Feynman, Richard and Ralph Leighton. Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
NY: Norton, 1997. ISBN 0-393-31604-1.
- Feynman, Richard and Ralph Leighton. "What Do YOU Care What Other People
Think?" NY: Norton, 2001. ISBN 0-393-32092-8.
- Olson, Steven. Mapping Human History: Genes, Race and Our Common
Origins. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. ISBN: 0-618-35210-4
- Sobel, Dava. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest
Scientific Problem of his Time. NY: Penguin, 1995. ISBN 0140258795.
- LeCarre, John. The Constant Gardener. Pocket Star (July 26, 2005) or
Scribner's. ISBN 141653900 or 034073339X (but any edition will do).
- Caine, Jeffrey. The Constant Gardener: The Shooting Script. NY: Newmarket Press, 2006. ISBN 155704712X.
- Ofri, Danielle. Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. New York:
Penguin, 1987. ISBN 0-14-2004383.
- Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. New York: Faber and Faber, 1999. ISBN 0- 571-
Possible Films (in the order we would see them)
- Ralph Leighton's The Last Journey of a Genius. A BBC/NOVA film, 54 minutes,
January 1989. This is a film portrait biography of Richard Feynman.
- Peter Jones and David R. Axelrod's Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude. A
1998 NOVA film, 60 minutes. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, with Patrick Malahide as John
- Longitude, adapted from Dava Sobel's book by Sobel and Charles Sturridge, who also directed. A 2000 A&E film. 2 parts of 250 minutes altogether. Jeremy Irons as Rupert Gould, Michael Gambon as John Harrison, Gemma Jones as Elizabeth Harrison, Nigel Davenport as Sir Charles Pelham, Liam Jennings as Young William Harrison, Anna Chancellor as Muriel Gould, and John Wood as Sir Edmund Halley.
- Christopher Hale's In Search of the First Language. A 1997 Horizon,
WGBH, BBC-TV film. Narrated Peter Thomas. Editors include Adam de Van, Jana Bennet. 60
- The Constant Gardener, from screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, directed by Fernando
Meirelles, produced by Scion and UK Films (2005), starring Ralph Fiennes as Justin Quayle,
Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle, Hubert Kound as Arnold Bluhm, Danny Huston as Sandy
Woodrow, Bill Nighy as Sir Bernard Pellegrin. 129 minutes.
- Wit, HBO film, made for TV, from a screenplay by Emma Thompson and Mike
Nichols, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson. Directed by Mike
Nichols, starring Emma Thompson as Vivan Bearing, Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Kelekian, Eileen
Atkins as E.M. Ashford, Audra McDonald as Susie Monahan, Jonathan M. Woodward as Jason
Posner, Harold Pinter as Vivian's Father, and Rebecca Laurie as Vivian aged 5. A professor is
diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. 98 minutes.
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