Literary Visions

Literary Visions

2014 - 2015, Other
Dramatizations of individual works and readings of literary passages.
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Episode Guide

  • Literary Visions - Prosody and Form in Poetry (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Prosody and Form in Poetry

    The importance of rhyme and meter in X.J. Kennedy's poetry.

  • Literary Visions - Elements of Poetry (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Elements of Poetry

  • Literary Visions - Characters and Actors in Drama (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Characters and Actors in Drama

    The development of dramatic character, by playwright and by actor, is illustrated through several interpretations of a single scene from Hamlet and an interview with Shakespearean actor John Vickery.

  • Literary Visions - Theme in Poetry (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Theme in Poetry

    Dramatizations of six poems that share the same subject help clarify the difference between subject and theme. Close analysis of poems by John Donne and Donald Hall explore the interrelationship between poetic form and meaning.

  • Literary Visions - Plot and Structure in Short Fiction (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Plot and Structure in Short Fiction

    Plot and Structure in Short Fiction.

  • Literary Visions - Theme in Short Fiction (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Theme in Short Fiction

  • Literary Visions - Symbolism and Allegory in Short Fiction (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Symbolism and Allegory in Short Fiction

  • Literary Visions - An Echo to the Sense: Prosody and Form in Poetry (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    An Echo to the Sense: Prosody and Form in Poetry

    X.J. Kennedy; rhyme, meter, form.

  • Literary Visions - Seeing Anew: Rhetorical Figures in Poetry (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Seeing Anew: Rhetorical Figures in Poetry

    Metaphors, similes; Gary Soto's "Oranges."

  • Literary Visions - Tools of the Trade: Words and Images in Poetry (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Tools of the Trade: Words and Images in Poetry

    Lucille Clifton; imagery.

  • Literary Visions - A Sense of Place: Setting and Character in Poetry (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    A Sense of Place: Setting and Character in Poetry

    Historical settings; Maxine Kumin.

  • Literary Visions - Suggested Meanings: Symbolism and Allegory Short Fiction (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Suggested Meanings: Symbolism and Allegory Short Fiction

    D.H. Lawrence; N. Scott Momaday.

  • Literary Visions - The Author's Voice: Tone and Style in Short Fiction (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    The Author's Voice: Tone and Style in Short Fiction

    Maxine Hong Kingston; style and meaning.

  • Literary Visions - In That Time and Place: Setting and Character in Short Fiction (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    In That Time and Place: Setting and Character in Short Fiction

    Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers"; Stephen Dixon.

  • Literary Visions - Telling Their Tales: Character in Short Fiction (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Telling Their Tales: Character in Short Fiction

    Tillie Olson's "I Stand Here Ironing."

  • Literary Visions - Reflected Worlds: The Elements of Short Fiction (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Reflected Worlds: The Elements of Short Fiction

    Frank O'Connor's "First Confession"; Ernest Gaines.

  • Literary Visions - A Personal View: The Art of the Essay (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    A Personal View: The Art of the Essay

    The essay's development; politics and printing.

  • Literary Visions - Ways of Seeing: Responding to Literature (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Ways of Seeing: Responding to Literature

    Critical approaches; upcoming scenes.

  • Literary Visions - First Sight: An Introduction to Literature (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    First Sight: An Introduction to Literature

    A course overview.

  • Literary Visions - Speech and Silence: The Language of Drama (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Speech and Silence: The Language of Drama

    Interpreting classic and contemporary texts.

  • Literary Visions - Perspectives on Illusion: Setting and Staging in Drama (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Perspectives on Illusion: Setting and Staging in Drama

    Set designer Chris Barecca; theaters.

  • Literary Visions - Playing the Part: Character and Actors in Drama (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Playing the Part: Character and Actors in Drama

    Character development; John Vickery.

  • Literary Visions - Image of Reality: The Elements of Drama (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Image of Reality: The Elements of Drama

    Dramatizations; August Wilson.

  • Literary Visions - Distant Voices: Myth, Symbolism and Allusion in Poetry (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Distant Voices: Myth, Symbolism and Allusion in Poetry

    The Icarus myth; Marge Piercy.

  • Literary Visions - The Sum of Its Parts: Theme in Short Fiction (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    The Sum of Its Parts: Theme in Short Fiction

    Alice Walker's "Everyday Use."

  • Literary Visions - Patterns of Action: Plot and Conflict in Drama (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Patterns of Action: Plot and Conflict in Drama

    Oedipus Rex; dramatist A.R. Gurney.

  • Literary Visions - The Sacred Words: The Elements of Poetry (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    The Sacred Words: The Elements of Poetry

    Poetry's role; James Dickey.

  • Literary Visions - Artful Resonance: Theme in Poetry (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Artful Resonance: Theme in Poetry

    Subject vs. theme; form and meaning.

  • Literary Visions - The Story's Blueprint: Plot and Structure in Short Fiction (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    The Story's Blueprint: Plot and Structure in Short Fiction

    Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel."

  • Literary Visions - Casting Long Shadows: The Power of Literature (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Casting Long Shadows: The Power of Literature

    Literature's impact on the individual.

  • Literary Visions - A Frame for Meaning: Theme in Drama (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    A Frame for Meaning: Theme in Drama

    "M. Butterfly"; "Hamlet."

  • Literary Visions - The Vision Quest: Myth and Symbolism in Drama (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    The Vision Quest: Myth and Symbolism in Drama

    Eskimo myth; "Oedipus Rex."

  • Literary Visions - Continuing Vision: The Uses of Literature (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Continuing Vision: The Uses of Literature

    Literature's past, present and future.

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