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The Adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson, Episode 1
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directed by Andrew Thompson, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2005), 58 mins
As this companion docudrama to Kidnapped reveals, the true-life adventures of author Robert Louis Stevenson often outdid the escapades of his famous fictional creations. A sickly provincial middle-class boy, destined to follow in his family's engineering dynasty, Stevenson somehow managed to break free to live a l...
directed by Andrew Thompson, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2005), 58 mins
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Aimé Césaire feature and interview -RFO
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produced by Banyan Archive (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1989), 7 mins
Aimé Césaire feature and interview.
produced by Banyan Archive (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1989), 7 mins
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American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Digital
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins

Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), the man some call America's Shakespeare, from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Film and theater luminaries including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phyl...

directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 1, Native Voices
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produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

Native Americans had established a rich and highly developed tradition of oral literature long before the writings of the European colonists. This program explores that richness by introducing Native American oral traditions through the work of three contemporary authors: Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Simon...

produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 2, Exploring Borderlands
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produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida abierta [an open wound] where... the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the literature of Spanish colonizatio...

produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 3, Utopian Promise
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produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

When British colonists landed in the Americas, they created communities that they hoped would serve as a "light onto the nations." But what role would the native inhabitants play in this new model community? This program compares the answers of two important groups, the Puritans and Quakers, and exposes the lastin...

produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 4, Spirit of Nationalism
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produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

The Enlightenment brought new ideals and a new notion of selfhood to the American colonies. This program begins with an examination of the importance of the trope of the self-made man in Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and then turns to the development of this concept in the writings of Romanticist Ralph Waldo...

produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5, Masculine Heroes
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produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

In 1898, Frederick Jackson Turner declared the frontier as the defining feature of American culture, but American authors had uncovered its significance much earlier. This program turns to three key writers of the early national period — James Fenimore Cooper, John Rollin Ridge, and Walt Whitman — and examines...

produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 6, Gothic Undercurrents
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produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

What was haunting the American nation in the 1850s? The three writers treated in this program — Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson — use poetry and prose to explore the dark side of nineteenth-century America.

About the series:

A video course on American literature for college-level instruct...

produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 7, Slavery and Freedom
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produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

How has slavery shaped the American literary imagination and American identity? This program turns to the classic slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass and the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe. What rhetorical strategies do their works use to construct an authentic and authoritative American se...

produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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