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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 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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Invitation to World Literature, Overview
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produced by Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 7 mins

See beneath the surface of 13 great works of world literature that have traveled the globe with this course resource for teachers, students, and lovers of literature.

Great epics, plays, poetry, and other literary texts have made their way around the world through time and translation, and are still captivating au...

produced by Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 7 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 6, The Tale of Genji
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produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

This portrait of court life in medieval Japan follows the life and exploits of the great Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Japanese court, The Tale of Genji provides an insider's view of Japanese court life, the official and behind the screen. Art, clothing, music from the time of the novel illustr...

produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 10, Things Fall Apart
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produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

In this foundational modern African novel, Chinua Achebe's story follows the lives of people trying to understand which belief systems deserve their loyalty. The protagonist, Okonkwo is a tribal leader who battles neighboring villages, the English, and his own demons in early colonial Nigeria. The perspectives of...

produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 11, One Hundred Years of Solitude
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produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

Gabriel García Márquez's multigenerational saga of the Buendía family in the isolated town of Macondo inaugurated the boom in Latin American literature in the 1970s and marked the beginning of magical realism. Writer Sandra Cisneros and scholar of Latin American literature, Ilan Stavans lend their thoughts and...

produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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PBS NewsHour, Tayari Jones Answers Your Questions About ‘The Street’
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (District of Columbia: NewsHour Productions, 2020), 14 mins
Author Tayari Jones wrote the introduction to a new edition of Ann Petry's 1946 novel "The Street," our May pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. Jones joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about the "The Street," and Jeff announces the June book selection.
produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (District of Columbia: NewsHour Productions, 2020), 14 mins
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PBS NewsHour, Summer Reading Lists For Young People At A Time Of Crisis
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (District of Columbia: NewsHour Productions, 2020), 5 mins
Amid dual national crises of a pandemic and outrage over racism and police brutality, books provide opportunities both to learn more and to find distraction from reality. Jeffrey Brown talks to writer Jason Reynolds, the Library of Congress’ ambassador for young people’s literature, about summer reading lists...
produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (District of Columbia: NewsHour Productions, 2020), 5 mins
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Voices & Visions, 5, Robert Frost
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directed by Peter Hammer, 1938-1993; produced by Robert Chapman, fl. 1988, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins

Frost's image as elder statesman is vividly contrasted with his vigorous, poetic exploration of the darker forces of nature and the human condition. Readings and interviews with the poet reveal compelling insights into his work.

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A video instructional series on American poetry for college and high...

directed by Peter Hammer, 1938-1993; produced by Robert Chapman, fl. 1988, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins
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