Those registering for next Fall 2007, English 302N07 (Tues/Thurs, 10:45-11:30 am, Thompson 107), 302N10 (Tues/Thurs, 3-4:15 pm, East Building 134),
and 302N14 (Thurs, 4:30-7:10 pm, Enterprize 175) 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 lists do not contain all the online materials we will use.
Advanced Composition on the Natural Sciences and Technology
- English 302N07 (Tues/Thurs, 10:45-11:30 am, Thompson 107)
- English 302N10 (Tues/Thurs, 3:00-4:15 pm, East Building 134)
- English 302N14 (Thurs, 4:30-7:10 pm, Enterprize 175)
Required Books and Possible Online Reading
- 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.
- Sobel, Dava. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time. NY: Penguin, 1995. ISBN 0140258795
- Sobel, Dava. The Planets. New York: Penguin, 2007. ISBN 01420011163.
- LeCarre, John. The Constant Gardener. The trade
paperback is preferred: ISBN 13-9780743287203 or 10-0743287207. But
any edition will do.
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 Angell, "Your
Dangerous Drugstore", New York Review of Books, 53:10 (June 8, 2006).
- Gawande, Atul. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an
Imperfect Science. New York: Picador, 2002. ISBN 0312421702
- 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.
Atul Gawande, "The Way We Age Now", The New Yorker, April 30, 2007
- Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. New York: Faber and Faber, 1999. ISBN 0- 571-
- Caine, Jeffrey. The Constant Gardener: The Shooting Script. NY: Newmarket Press, 2006. ISBN 155704712X.
- 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.
- Peter Jones and David R. Axelrod's Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude, adapted from Dava Sobel's book. Directed by Peter Jones, written and produced by David Axelrod. A 1998 NOVA film, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, starring Patrick Malahide as John Harrison. 60 minutes.
- Longitude, adapted from Dava Sobel's book by Dava Sobel and Charles Sturridge, who also directed. Producer Selwyn Roberts. A 2000 A&E film. 4 episodes of 250 minutes altogether. Starring Jeremy Irons as Rupert Gould, Michael Gambon as John Harrison, Gemma Jones as Elizabeth Harrison, Peter Vaughn as George Graham, Nigel Davenport as Sir Charles Pelham, Liam Jennings as Young William Harrison and Ian Hart as William Harrison as an adult, Anna Chancellor as Muriel Gould, John Wood as Sir Edmund Halley, and Bill Nighy as Lord Sandwich.
- 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.
- The Constant Gardener, from screenplay by Jeffrey Caine (based on LeCarre's novel), directed by Fernando Meirelles, produced by Simon Channing-Williams. A Scion and UK Film. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Justin Quayle, Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle, Hubert Kounde 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, produced by Simon Bosanquet. 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. 98 minutes. A professor is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
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