THOUGHTS ON GREAT WRITERS
Themes, Works, Changing Perspectives

Your guide: Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.
I hope you enjoy these brief video introductions to great writers.
Filmography is by Dave Feiden (http://www.davefeiden.com).

 

Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)
http://youtu.be/j2zlsYu-uIc

 

 

Four Years Before Her Suicide:
http://youtu.be/vDc6R7PJdUc

 

On The Bell Jar:
http://youtu.be/Hjj2n8anuIU

 

 

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
http://youtu.be/PpqqvDxOKUg

 

Walt Whitman
http://youtu.be/kdujdSGsK5s

 

 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1928)
http://youtu.be/hYc-7yrQ6og
While many readers focus primarily on magical realism in all of Gabriel
Garcia Marquez's work, the short novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold,
provides an opportunity to examine the text through multiple critical vantage
points and perspectives. Each yields a particular insight, and reveals much
about the nature of the narrative, ideas about what it means to be human,
the nature of reality, and community / individual identities. This is brief
guide for readers who would like to employ the techniques to enrich
their understanding of the work, as well as of literature in general.

 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://youtu.be/55QQbBPohnc

 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson & the Transcendentalists
http://youtu.be/5tZhb_KE8W8

 

 

Emily Dickinson
http://youtu.be/aAmZwWZogTI
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American lyrical poet, and an
obsessively private writer -- only seven of her some 1800 poems
were published during her lifetime. Dickinson withdrew from social
contact at the age of 23 and devoted herself in secret into writing.
http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/

 

 

Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White
http://youtu.be/9rggxh2hP5g

 

 

Shakespeare: Othello
http://youtu.be/gmDcHX8l4lY