English & Language Arts

Oedipus at Colonus 103 min.

Join us for a staging of Peter Arnott's translation of Oedipus at Colonus - the middle play in Sophocles’ Theban Trilogy. Sophocles returns to his most famous character, Oedipus, transforming him from an exiled immigrant to a suppliant who bestows gifts on legendary King Theseus and Athens. Arnott's line-by-line translation, complete with all the chorus odes, gives the fullest emersion to this mas...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space 114 min.

Zora Neale Hurston has long been considered a literary giant of the Harlem Renaissance, but her anthropological and ethnographic endeavors were equally important and impactful. This is an in-depth biography of the influential author whose groundbreaking anthropological work would challenge assumptions about race, gender and cultural superiority that had long defined the field in the 19th century.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

The Adventures of Saul Bellow (American Masters) 83 min.

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, Saul Bellow transformed modern literature. This film traces Bellow's rise to eminence and examines his many identities: chronicler of post-war American Jewish life, reluctant public intellectual, 'serial husband', father, Chicagoan, Jew and American.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Manji 40 min.

Manji follows Reverend TK Nakagaki, a Japanese Buddhist priest living in America for the past thirty-five years, as he travels the globe on a mission: to reclaim the swastika as a symbol of peace.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Foundations of Semiology 24 min.

This audiobook explains the major insights of Ferdinand de Saussure who not only inaugurated the synchronic study of linguistics, earning him the title of the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” but who also invented a whole new discipline: semiology.

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Are the Classics Overrated?: A Debate 99 min.

For generations, colleges have taught classic works of literature by Aristotle, Homer, Plato, Virgil, and other ancient Greek and Roman authors. These works tackle profound issues of morality, justice, and existence, defenders argue, and are essential to understanding the human condition. In recent years, however, critics have charged that reverence for the classics is not only flawed but also enm...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Molière's Tartuffe - Staged by Macha Makeïeff 150 min.

"Fantasy, desire, predation, consent, infamy, vertigo. In this great comedy, what is being played out and where is the truth? In front of the spectacle of this exasperated family that loses its footing, this device of revealed desire/denied pleasure, in the end, it is the audience that is unmasked in its voyeurism and its troubled enjoyment", says Macha Makeïeff, who seizes Molière's timeless mast...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Amanda Gorman - 2021 Inaugural Poem (Great Speeches, Volume 33) 8 min.

Poet Amanda Gorman delivers a critically acclaimed performance at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden

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Greta Thunberg - United Nations Speech (Great Speeches, Volume 33) 7 min.

Noted environemental activist Greta Thunberg delivers an important address to the United Nations.

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Harry S. Truman - 1948 DNC Acceptance (Great Speeches, Volume 33) 27 min.

President Harry S Truman delivers a fiery address in acceptance of his party's nomination for the 1948 Presidential Election

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022