Those who register for English 201.033 and 035 or for English 302N13 might want to have an idea of what
we will read and see. So I provide the list of required books below. They are listed in the order we will read them. I also provide a list of relevant films; we may see some of these in class.
If you have registered for 201.033 or 034, I suggest that before the class begins, you read Susan Hill's The Woman in Black. If you have registered for 302N13, I suggest that before the class begins you read Richard Feynman's Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
Reading and Writing About Texts: A Primary Course on How to Read and to Write About
- English 201:033 (Thurs, 4:30-7:10 pm, Enterprize 279).
- English 201.035 (Thurs, 7:20-10:00 pm, Robinson A210)
- Hill, Susan. The Woman in Black. Godine, 2001.
- Swift, Graham. Last Orders. Vintage, 1996. ISBN
- Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House, trans. Frank McGuiness.
Faber, 2002. ISBN 0-571-191219-0
- Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman, ed. Gerald Weales.
The Viking Critical Library. Penguin, 1967 ISBN 0-14-024773-4
- Silkin, Jon. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. Second
Revision Edition. Penguin 1981. ISBN 0141180099
- Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. Fawcett
Ballantine, 1982. ISBN 0-449-21394-3.
- Greene, Graham. The Quiet American. Penguin, 2002. ISBN 0-14-200138-4.
- Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Teheran. Random House,
2004. ISBN 0-8129-7106-X.
- Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Heat and Dust. New York: Simon and Schuster Fireside, 1987. ISBN 0-671-64657-5.
Possible and Relevant Films
- 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. Starring Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran, David Ryall, Clare
Holman. 100 minutes.
- Last Orders. 2001 Columbia Tristar Picture. Executive Producer: Ed Atkinson.
Directed by Fred Schepisi; screenplay Fred Schepisi and Graham Swift; starring Bob Hoskins,
Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Tom Courteney, David Hemmings, Ray Winston, Laura Morelli,
George Innes, Sally Hurst, Denise Black; and (in flashbacks) J. J. Field, Kelly Reilly, Anatol
Yusef, John Baker, Stephen McCole, Nolan Hemmings, Camerone Fitch. Original Music: Paul
Grabowsky. 109 minutes.
- A Doll's House, producted and directed by David Thacker; screenplay is Henrik
Ibsen's play as translated by Joan Tindale, with Juliet Stevenson as Nora Helmer, Trevor Eve as
Torvald Helmer, Geraldine James as Kristine Linde, Patrick Malahide as Dr Rank, David Calder
as Nils Krogstad, Sonia Ritter as Helene, Helen Blatch as Anne-Marie, Dennis Clinton as the
Porter. A BBC film. 139 minutes.
- The Death of a Salesman. 1985 Roxbury/World Vision film. Director Volker
Shlondorff, play by Arthur Miller. Starring Dustin Hoffman as Willy and John Malkovitch as Biff. 130 minutes.
- Oh, What a Lovely War!. 1969 Paramount. Director, Richard Attenborough,
Screenplay Charles Chilton, Len Deighton (screenplay). Players include: Wendy Alnutt as Flo
Smith, Colin Farrell as Harry Smith, Malcolm McFee as Freddie Smith, John Rae as Grandpa
Smith, Corin Redgrave as Bertie Smith, Maurice Roëves as George Smith, Paul Shelley as Jack
Smith, Kim Smith as Dickie Smith, Angela Thorne as Betty Smith, Mary Wimbush as Mary
Smith. A moving anti-war musical; story and details from World War One; it's composed mostly
of songs from World War One. 144 minutes.
- All Quiet on the Western Front. 1930 Universal. Director Lewis Milestone,
screenplay Erich Maria Remarque and Maxwell Anderson. Cast: Louis Wolheim as Katczinsky;
Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer; John Wray as Himmelstoss, Postman/Sergeant; Arnold Lucy as
Kantorek; Ben Alexander as Franz Kemmerich; Scott Kolk as Leer; Owen Davis Jr. as Peter
Walter Rogers; William Bakewell as Albert; Russell Gleason as Müller; Richard Alexander as
Westhus; Harold Goodwin as Detering; Slim Summerville as Tjaden; G. Pat Collins as
Lieutenant Bertinck; Beryl Mercer as Mrs. Bäumer. 131-147 minutes (depending on what has
- The Quiet American. 2001 Intermedia/Mirage/Miramax film. Directed by Philip Noyce, Screenplay Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkken. Starring Michael Caine as Thomas Fowler, Brendan Fraser as Alden Pyle, Do Thi Hai Yen as Phuong. 101 minutes.
- Heat and Dust. 1983 Merchant Ivory. Director James Ivory, Screenplay Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Starring Julie Christie as Anne, Chrstopher Cazenove as Douglas Rivers, Greta Scacchi as Olivia, Julian Glover as Crawford, Susan Fleetwood as Mrs. Crawford, Patrick Godfrey as Saunders, Jennifer Kendal as Mrs Saunders, Sashi Kapoor as Nawab, Nickolas Grace as Harry Hamilton-Paul. 133 minutes.
Advanced Composition on the Natural Sciences and Technology
- English 302N13 (Mon, 7:20-10:00 pm, Robinson A101).
- 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.
- 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
- Sacks, Oliver, ed. Best American Science Writing 2003. Dimensions: Ecco, 2003. ISBN 0060936517.
- Konner, Melvin. Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School.
New York: Penguin, 1987. ISBN 0-14-011116-6.
- Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. New York: Faber and Faber, 1999. ISBN 0- 571-19877-5
Possible and Relevant Films
- 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
- 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.
- David Attenborough's 1979 Life on Earth: A Natural History. A 1979 BBC film, in its original form 13 50 minute episodes. We may see excerpts from a 2 and 3/4 hour abridgement. This takes the viewer on a pictorial journey which dramatises and explains Darwin's theory of natural selection.
- 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. Produced by Simon
Bosanquet. 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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