Those registering for the Fall 2010 session, English 201.26 (Friday, 7:30-10:10 am),
English 302.28 (Friday, 4:30-7:10 pm), and English 302N16 (Friday, 10:30 am to 1:15 pm) 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 and wants to read ahead. The lists do not contain all the online materials we will use.
Reading and Writing about Texts: The Gothic and Realism
- English 201.26 (Friday, 7:30-10:10 am, East Building 121)
- English 201.28 (Friday, 4:30-7:10 pm, East Building 121)
Tentative plan at Jim and Ellen Have a Blog, Two.
- Hill, Susan. The Woman in Black. Boston: Godine, 1986. 1567921892
- Martin, Valerie. Mary Reilly. NY: Vintage, 2001. ISBN 978-0375725999 (or Abacus, 2004, ISBN 978-0349117812): any edition, used or new
- Charnas, Suzy McKee. The Vampire Tapestry. Orb, 2008. ISBN 978-0765320827
- James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw. Norilana Book, 2007. ISBN 13-978-1934648056
- Austen, Jane. Northanger Abbey, introd. Margaret Drabble. New York: Signet, 1989; ISBN 9780451530844
- McEwan, Ian. Atonement. NY: Anchor, 2001. ISBN 9780307388841.
- Summerscale, Kate. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009. ISBN 9780747596486
Required Online stories
- Edith Wharton's "Afterward" (ghost story) and "Mr Jones" (vampire)
- Robert Louis Stevenson's "Olalla" (vampire)
- Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of Abbey Grange" and "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" (mystery/detective)
- Charles Dickens's "Signalman" (psychological terror and breakdown)
I have devised a new list -- an alternative for next time.
- Afterward from the mini-series Shades of Darkness. 1985 Granada TV. Produced by June Wyndham-Davis, directed by Simon Langton, screenplay Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring Kate Harper, Michael Shannon, Penelope Lee, John Grillo, Rolf Saxon. Approximately 60 minutes.
- The Woman in Black. 1993 Central Independent Television. Director, Herbert Wise; Producer Chris Burt; screenplay by Nigel Keneal, based on the ghost novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black. Starring Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran, David Ryall, Clare Holman. 100 minutes.
- Mary Reilly. 1996 Tristar Pectures. Produced by Norma Heyman, director, Stephen Frears; screenplay Christopher Hampton (from an earlier screenplay by Roman Polanski). Starring Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close, George Cole, Kathy Staff, Michael Sheen, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Henry Goodman, Ciarhan Hinds. Original Music: George Fenton. 108 minutes.
- The Turn of the Screw 1999 BBC, directed by Ben Bolt, written by Nick Dear, producer Martin Pope, starring Jodhi May, Pam Ferris, Colin Firth. 100 minutes.
- Adventure of Abbey Grange from The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986), director Peter Hammond, screenplay T. R. Bowen starring Jeremy Brett and Edward
Harwicke). Approximately 60 minutes.
- The Adventure of the Cardboard Box. 1994 BBC The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Produced by June Wyndham-Davies, Michael Cox, screenplay T. R. Bowne, starring Jeremy Breet, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Ciarhan Hinds, Joanna David, Deborah Findlay, Lucy Whybrow. Also approximately
- Northanger Abbey. 2007 Granada/WGBH. Produced by by James Flynn and Keith Thompson, directed by Jon Jones, written by Andrew Davies. Starring Felicity Jones, J.J. Field, Catherine Walker, Carey Mulligan, Silvestre Le Tousel, Liam Cunningham, Desmond Barrit, William Beck, Mark Diamond, Hugh O'Conor, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien. Geraldine James (narrator's voice-over). Around 90 minutes.
- [The following film exists online but it is not available as a DVD or VHS Casette in the US: 1976 The Signalman, from Ghost
Stories for Christmas mini-series. Produced
by Rosemary Hill, director Lawrence Gordon Clark, screenplay Andrew Davies. Starring Denholm Elliot, Bernard Lloyd. 37 minutes]
- Atonement. 2007 Working Title/Universal. Produced by Tim Bevan, directed by Joe Wright, screenplay Christopher Hampton. Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Harriet Walter, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch. 123 minutes.
Advanced Composition in the Natural Sciences and Technology
- English 302N16 (Friday, 10:30 am to 1:15 pm, Robinson A109)
Required Books and Online Essays (in the order we'll read them)
- 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
- Montgomery, Sy. Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas. Chelsea Green Publishing, ISBN 13: 978-1603580625 (or Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991, ISBN 0395611563): a used book is fine
- Olson, Steve. Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins. NY: Mariner, 2002. ISBN: 0618352104
- Gawande, Atul. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. New York: Picador, 2002. ISBN 0312421702.
- Marcia Angell "The Body Hunters", New York Review of Books, 52:15, October 16, 2005. A review of book and film and
researched essay on politics and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Marcia Angel "Drug Companies and Doctors: A Story of Corruption", New York Review of Books, 56:1(January 15, 2009) The state of medicine in the US today
- Marcia Angell, "Your
Dangerous Drugstore", New York Review of Books, 53:10 (June 8, 2006).
- Atul Gawande, The Bell Curve: What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are?", The New Yorker, December 6, 2004.
Atul Gawande, "Piecework: Medicine's Money Problem", The New Yorker, April 4, 2005.
- Atul Gawande, "The Score: How childbirth went industrial", The New Yorker, October 9, 2006, 59-67.
- Hilary Mantel, "Some Girls Want Out",, London
Review of Books, 5:26 (2004).
- Atul Gawande, "The Way We Age Now", The New Yorker, April 30, 2007.
- Atul Gawande, "Sick and Twisted",The New Yorker, July 23, 2007
- Atul Gawande, "Hellhole" an essay on medical and human rights about the torture of solitary confinement, The New Yorker, March 30, 2009
Tenative Films We Will Study
- Ralph Leighton's The Last Journey of a Genius. Produced by Christopher Sykes. A BBC/NOVA film, January 1989. This is a film portrait biography of Richard Feynman by Christopher Sykes and Ralph Leighton. It contains interviews of Richard Feynman (plus news film clips). 54 minutes.
- Jane Goodall's Chimps: So Like Us. 1990 Documentary. 30 minutes.
- 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 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.
- The Doctor. A 1991 Warner Bros film. Directed by Raina Haines, screenplay Robert Caswell based on a book by Ed Rosenbaum, starring William Hurt as Dr Jack McKee, Christine Latkee as Anne McKee, Elizabeth Perkins as June Ellis, Mandy Patkinin as Dr Murray Kaplan, and Alan Arkin as Dr Eli Blumfield, Wendy Crewson as Dr Leslie Abbot. 122 minutes.
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