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Digital Film Catalog
The Digital Media Center from OhioLINK provides free access to video. You may either view directly from the site or download to view later. You will be promptd to log in with your AU ID number.
Educational Films & Documentaries
From OhioLINK Digital Media Center. Full-length educational videos covering a wide variety of subjects. The collection currently includes videos from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Search box is toward bottom of page.
Free Digital Videos--Shakespeare
Shakespeare: Drama's DNA
In England, each generation has reinterpreted Shakespeare's plays, finding in them both a mirror and a measuring stick of humanity.
This is just a sample of the free videos you may access from the Digital Media Center from OhioLINK. You may either view directly from the site or download to view later. You will be prompted to log in with your AU ID number.
Free Digital Videos
The Digital Media Center from OhioLINK provides free access to video. You may either view directly from the site or download to view later. You will be prompted to log in with your AU ID number.
Readings from several works, Gravy, Everything Stuck to Him, Bad Home Life, Tell the Women We're Going, and the poem, "Bankruptcy," highlight the disturbing plots and working-class language for which Carver is most noted.
The futility and madness of the First World War was the spur for some of the most moving poetry ever written, but the young men who brought the voice of reason to the Great War were themselves part of a long tradition of war poetry. This program traces the development of the art of war poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the early 20th century and the works of Brooke, Owen, and Sassoon.
Ten Great Writers of the Modern World
In this lively round-table discussion, moderator Melvyn Bragg; the late writer and critic Anthony Burgess; Professor George Steiner, author of Language and Silence; literary critic Hermione Lee; and writer and series consultant Professor Malcolm Bradbury debate what constitutes modernist writing. New literary themes generated by the era's political and social upheavals are also discussed, including time, the unconscious mind, alienation, the changing role of women, and the consequences of two world wars.
Carlos Fuentes: At Home in the Americas
The writings of Carlos Fuentes--a Mexican novelist and playwright who combines a deep awareness of history and national identity with experimental narrative techniques to develop his themes--have had a powerful effect on contemporary Latin American literature. In this program, Fuentes, the son of a diplomat, discusses subjects such as the influence of politics on his life, his deep feelings for Mexico, and his writing career, which has brought him international acclaim.
This program provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor that illuminates her efforts to come to terms with what she perceived as the fundamental absurdity of the human condition while never shying away from incendiary social issues. Readings from Wise Blood, "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included.
This program covers Baldwin's life, from his youth in Harlem to later years as an expatriate in Paris to his death in 1987. Interviews with the author, his contemporaries, and critics create an intriguing portrait of Baldwin the man, the writer, and avid civil rights activist.
Langston Hughes: His Life and Times
In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about "The Poet Laureate of Harlem" with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed.
Voices of Power: African-American Women
In this program, writers Alice Walker and bell hooks and Ohio State University faculty Dr. Martha Wharton, of the departments of African-American studies and women's studies, and Dr. Valerie Lee, of the departments of English and women's studies, examine the emergence of African-American women as popular and powerful voices of social conscience.
Zora Neale Hurston: A Heart with Room for Every Joy
A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a truly exquisite narrative talent. This illuminating biography of Hurston a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity examines the rich legacy of her writings.