Those registering for Spring 2005 for English 302H14 or for English 302N09 or N10 might want to have an
idea of what we will read and see. So I provide the list of required (and optional) books below. They are listed
in the order we will read them. I also provide a list of films; we may see some of these in class.
Note to those registering for Summer 2005 for English 302BN1 or BN2: the two Feynman books, Trimble and Olson will almost certainly be required reading. I have not made up my mind whether to assign Konner, Ofri or some other book on how the science of medicine is practiced and experienced in our society.
Advanced Composition on the Humanities
- English 302.H14 (Tues/Thurs, 9-10:15 am, Robinson A246).
- Trimble, John. Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing. Second
Edition. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999. ISBN 0-13-025713-3.
- Carr, E. L. A Month in the Country, introd. Michael Holroyd. New York: New
York Review of Books, 1980. ISBN 0-940322471.
- Patchett, Ann. Bel Canto New York: HarperCollins, Perennial 2002 ISBN 0060934417. Pbk.
- An online version of Jane Campion's The Piano: A
Screenplay. This is Java scripted (not all browsers can read it). The text is out of print. I have put a copy on reserve at the Johnson Center: Jane Campion's The Piano, a screenplay (New York: Hyperion, 1993, ISBN
- Bolt, Robert. A Man for All Seasons. New York: Vintage, 1988. ISBN 0-679-728220-8.
- Tilburg, Carl Walter Van. The Ox-Bow Incident. New York: Modern Library Paperback, 2004. ISBN 0-375-7572-3.
- Swift, Graham. Last Orders. Vintage, 1996. ISBN 0-679-76662-6.
- Mason, Bobbie Ann. The Girl Sleuth: On the trail of Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, and
Cherry Ames. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. ISBN 082031739X.
- Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Teheran. Random House,
2004. ISBN 0-8129-7106-X.
- Corrigan, Timony. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Fifth
Edition. New York: Longmans, 2003.
- Harriet Margolis, ed. Jane Campion's The Piano. (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press Handbook, 2000, ISBN 0521597218). On reserve at Johnson Center.
- The Piano. 1993 Australia Film Commission, South Wales Film, and Miramax.
Produced by Jan Chapman and Alain Depardieu. Directed by Jane Campion, screenplay Jane
Campion; starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Kleitel, Sam Neill, Flora McGrath. Original Music:
Michael Nyman. 121 minutes.
- A Man for All Seasons. Fred Zinneman film from a screenplay adapted from the
original play by Robert Bolt, with Paul Scofield as More, Leo McKern as Thomas Cromwell, John
Hurt as Sir Richard Rich, Wendy Hiller as Alice, Susannah York as Meg, Orson Welles as
Wolsey, Robert Shaw as Henry VIII, Nigel Davenport as Howard (his family, not first name),
Duke of Norfolk, Corin Redgrave as William Roper, Colin Blakely as Matthew, Vanessa
Redgrave as Anne Boleyn. A 1966 Highland Film. 120 minutes.
- The Ox-Bow Incident. 1943 20th Century Fox. Directed by William A. Wellman,
screeplay Walter Van Tilburg Clark and Lamar Trotti Starring Henry Fonda as Gil Carter, Dana
Andrews as Donald Martin, Mary Beth Hughes as Rose Mapen/Rose Swanson, Anthony Quinn
as Juan Martinez/Francisco Morez, William Eythe as Gerald Tetley, Harry Morgan as Art Croft
(as Henry Morgan), Jane Darwell as Jenny Grier 75 minutes.
- Last Orders. 2001 Columbia Tristar Picture. Executive Producer: Ed Atkinson.
Directed by Fred Schepisi; screenplay Fred Schepisi and Graham Swift; starring Helen Mirren,
Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Tom Courteney, David Hemmings, Ray. Winston, J. J. Field.
Original Music: Paul Grabowsky. 109 minutes.
Optional or Relevant Films
- A Month in the Country. 1987 Channel Four/Orion Film. Produced by Kenneth
Trodd. Director, Pat O'Conner; screenplay, J. L. Carr and Simon Gray; starring Colin Firth,
Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Malahide, Richard Vernon, Jim Carter, Vicki
Arundale, Martin O'Neile. Original Music: Howard Blake. 96 minutes.
- A Man for All Seasons. Charleton Heston film taken from the original play by
Robert Bolt, with Charleton Heston as More, Roy Kinnear as the Common Man, Benjamin
Whitrow as Thomas Cromwell, Richard Johnson as Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Martin
Chamberlain as King, Vanessa Redgrave as Alice, Adienne Thomas as Margaret, John Gielgud
as Wolsey, and John Hudson and Jonathan Hackett one in the role of Richard Rich, the other
William Roper. An essentially privately financed film. 149 minutes. 1980s?
- Daisy Miller. 1974 Paramount. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, screenplay
Frederick Raphael. With Cybil Shepherd as Daisy, Barry Browne as Frederick Winterbourne,
Chloris Leachman as Mrs Ezra Miller. 91 minutes.
Advanced Composition on the Natural Sciences and Technology
- English 302N09 (Tues/Thurs, 10:30-11:45 pm, Thompson 112).
- English 302N10 (Tues/Thurs, 12-1:15 pm, Robinson B124).
- 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
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.
- Danielle, Ofri. Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. New York:
Penguin Paperback, 2004. 0142004383
- Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. New York: Faber and Faber, 1999. ISBN 0- 571-
- 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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