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The Resource The Western literary canon in context, John M. Bowers, (videorecording)

The Western literary canon in context, John M. Bowers, (videorecording)

Label
The Western literary canon in context
Title
The Western literary canon in context
Statement of responsibility
John M. Bowers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Professor John M. Bowers discusses why some works and not others become part of the literary canon. He examines the context of the works, and how academic curriculum perpetuates and changes the development of the canon
Member of
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowers, John M.
LC call number
PN81.B6
LC item number
W4 2008
PerformerNote
Lecturer, John M. Bowers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
The great courses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Literature
Technique
live action
Label
The Western literary canon in context, John M. Bowers, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Literature & English language."
  • Thirty-six lectures (30 min. each)
Accompanying material
3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in accompanying guidebook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. The bible and the literary canon -- Lecture 2. The bible as literature -- Lecture 3. The epic of Gilgamesh: Western literature? -- Lecture 4. Homer's odyssey and the seafaring hero -- Lecture 5. The context of Athenian tragedy -- Lecture 6. Herodotus versus Thucydides -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Socrates and Plato: writing and reality -- Lecture 8. Aristotle's poetics: how we tell stories -- Lecture 9. Virgil's Aeneid and the epic of empire -- Lecture 10. Love interest: Ovid's metamorphoses -- Lecture 11. St. Augustine saves the classics -- Lecture 12. All literature in consolation: Boethius
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. Beowulf: the fortunate survivor -- Lecture 14. King Arthur, politics, and Sir Gawain -- Lecture 15. Dante and the canon of Christian literature -- Lecture 16. Boccaccio: ancient masters, modern rivals -- Lecture 17. Chaucer: the father of English literature -- Lecture 18. "Man for all seasons": More and his Utopia -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Hamlet: English literature goes global -- Lecture 20. Brave new worlds: Shakespeare's The tempest -- Lecture 21. Cervantes's Don Quixote and the novel -- Lecture 22. The rebel as hero: Milton's paradise lost -- Lecture 23. Voice of an age: Voltaire's Candide -- Lecture 24. Pride and prejudice: women in the canon
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. Nationalism and culture in Goethe's Faust -- Lecture 26. Melville's Moby-Dick and global literature -- Lecture 27. Cult classic: The charterhouse of Parma -- Lecture 28. East meets West in War and peace -- Lecture 29. Joyce's Ulysses and the avant-garde -- Lecture 30. The magic mountain and modern institutions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Mrs. Dalloway and post-war England -- Lecture 32. T.S. Eliot's divine comedy -- Lecture 33. Faulkner and the great American novel -- Lecture 34. Willa Cather and mosaics of identity -- Lecture 35. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: literature? -- Lecture 36. Postcolonialism: the empire writes back
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Library edition
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598034714
Isbn Type
(text : pbk.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Set 1 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 1-2), 1 book.
  • Set 2 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 3-4), 1 book.
  • Set 3 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 5-6), 1 book.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn263173178
  • (OCoLC)263173178
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Western literary canon in context, John M. Bowers, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Literature & English language."
  • Thirty-six lectures (30 min. each)
Accompanying material
3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in accompanying guidebook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. The bible and the literary canon -- Lecture 2. The bible as literature -- Lecture 3. The epic of Gilgamesh: Western literature? -- Lecture 4. Homer's odyssey and the seafaring hero -- Lecture 5. The context of Athenian tragedy -- Lecture 6. Herodotus versus Thucydides -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Socrates and Plato: writing and reality -- Lecture 8. Aristotle's poetics: how we tell stories -- Lecture 9. Virgil's Aeneid and the epic of empire -- Lecture 10. Love interest: Ovid's metamorphoses -- Lecture 11. St. Augustine saves the classics -- Lecture 12. All literature in consolation: Boethius
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. Beowulf: the fortunate survivor -- Lecture 14. King Arthur, politics, and Sir Gawain -- Lecture 15. Dante and the canon of Christian literature -- Lecture 16. Boccaccio: ancient masters, modern rivals -- Lecture 17. Chaucer: the father of English literature -- Lecture 18. "Man for all seasons": More and his Utopia -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Hamlet: English literature goes global -- Lecture 20. Brave new worlds: Shakespeare's The tempest -- Lecture 21. Cervantes's Don Quixote and the novel -- Lecture 22. The rebel as hero: Milton's paradise lost -- Lecture 23. Voice of an age: Voltaire's Candide -- Lecture 24. Pride and prejudice: women in the canon
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. Nationalism and culture in Goethe's Faust -- Lecture 26. Melville's Moby-Dick and global literature -- Lecture 27. Cult classic: The charterhouse of Parma -- Lecture 28. East meets West in War and peace -- Lecture 29. Joyce's Ulysses and the avant-garde -- Lecture 30. The magic mountain and modern institutions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Mrs. Dalloway and post-war England -- Lecture 32. T.S. Eliot's divine comedy -- Lecture 33. Faulkner and the great American novel -- Lecture 34. Willa Cather and mosaics of identity -- Lecture 35. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: literature? -- Lecture 36. Postcolonialism: the empire writes back
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Library edition
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598034714
Isbn Type
(text : pbk.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Set 1 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 1-2), 1 book.
  • Set 2 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 3-4), 1 book.
  • Set 3 includes: 2 DVDs (discs 5-6), 1 book.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn263173178
  • (OCoLC)263173178
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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