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Connecting my Courses

This is that time in the semester when I am inevitably behind in my course content, racing towards the end of classes in early December: in one course I’m only in thirteenth century when I should be in the fourteenth; in another I’m in the...
From: streets of salem on 16 Nov 2017

Outlander: from books to mini-series: the 2nd and 3rd season

Dear friends and readers, I am just now listening to Davina Porter read aloud dramatically (with nuance and appropriate tones) an unabridged text of Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber and engaged in rewatching Season 1 of the mini-series (every...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Nov 2017

Petra Biondina Volpe’s The Divine Order: a needed reminder

Nora (Marie Leuenberger) Dear friends and readers, I saw this delightful serious film about two weeks ago in my local film club at the Cinema Art (Fairfax, a sort of art movie-house), and have been waiting for it to appear either in this theater (which...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Nov 2017

The Face of Jeanne

By Xanthe Ashburner, The University of Queensland, and John Edmond, Queensland Film Festival Treatments of religious ecstasy in visual media (sculpture, painting, film) frequently – and perhaps paradoxically – rely for their power upon representations...
From: Histories of Emotion on 27 Oct 2017

Outlander, the second season, a differently framed Dragonfly in Amber

[Blog in Progess!!, come back for the 2nd and last 3rd tomorrow night] Claire grieving over her stillborn child, POV Mother superior (Caitrionia Balfe, Frances de la Tour, Episode 7, Faith) Dear friends and readers, It’s been eight months since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Oct 2017

Coriolanus (RSC/Live from Stratford) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre/Nottingham Broadway

Much was made in the pre-show paratexts for the RSC’s live broadcast of Coriolanus of the play’s contemporaneity, and at the same time the general nature of that contemporaneity. Coriolanus, as Haydn Gwynne suggested, is a play that always...
From: The Bardathon on 12 Oct 2017

Lucky — because alone, seeing death is clearly, he has the courage to remain alive

Harry Dean Stanton is himself, living utterly independently there Friends and readers, Companionship. What I miss most of all is my husband’s companionship. This past Sunday was another “session” of the Film Club held at the Cinema Art...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Sep 2017

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

Autumn Syllabus: The Booker Prize Market Place Niche

Cromwell, thoughtful (Mark Rylance) Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in the ending we all know (Claire Foy, 2015 Wolf Hall) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Mondays, 11:45 to 1:15 pm, September...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Sep 2017

Spanish History Podcast: “Historias”

Foster Chamberlin has launched a new podcast on Spanish history, “Historias.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 25 Aug 2017

The Beautiful Barrett House

I’ve just returned from a brief getaway to the Granite State during which I drove all over much of its lower half (two-thirds?) but became focused on just two towns: New Ipswich and Tamworth. I don’t think I’ve ever developed a proper...
From: streets of salem on 15 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: Underground (1928)

Underground is the only silent film I’ve included on this list – and it is a corker. Largely shot on location, it is a treasure trove for anyone wanting to know what interwar London looked like – around Chelsea in particular. (Lots Road...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: Run For Your Money (1949)

A lesser known Ealing comedy, Run for your Money tells the story of two Welsh miners who come to London having won a prize in a newspaper competition, which they need to collect in person. Some of the humour is more strained than in comparable Ealing...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: Waterloo Road (1945)

Set contemporaneously, Waterloo Road expertly taps into the tensions between those called up for military duty and those who remained behind in civilian life. It stars John Mills as a soldier who comes home to south east London on leave to find his wife,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: The Happy Family (1952)

The redoubtable Stanley Holloway leads the ensemble cast in this 1952 comedy set against the opening of the Festival of Britain the previous year. I say “against” advisedly: the premise of the film is that an administrative error, discovered...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: No Trees in the Street (1959)

Director J Lee Thompson had made Ice Cold in Alex the previous year. He would go on to make both Guns of Navarone and Cape Fear in the next couple of years before his career went into decline. He would end up helming a couple of films in the first Planet...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: London Belongs to Me (1948)

Released in 1948, this is an adaptation of Norman Collins’ sprawling sub-Dickensian novel of London life, published just three years earlier. The novel teems with stories, and much has had to be trimmed to create a workable film (the book’s...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: St Martin’s Lane (1938)

Also known by its US title, Sidewalks of London, St Martin’s Lane is the story of a pickpocket, played by Vivienne Leigh, who is befriended by a seasoned street performer (Charles Laughton). He discovers she has a lovely singing voice and incorporates...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

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