American Literature Videos

Videos referenced in American Literature (E3):

Module 1

William Zeitler plays the glass armonica (an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin)

Module 2

Poe’s poem “The Raven” read aloud by Christopher Walken, combined with Gustave Doré’s illustrations

Who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? Video Biography by Dr. Timothy Bartel.

Video introduction to the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in Louisiana, and videos on Longfellow’s heroine Evangeline

Longfellow’s heroine, Priscilla (Courtship of Miles Standish)

Module 3

1920 silent film of The Last of the Mohicans

Composer Hector Berlioz’s overture Le Corsaire rouge (Red Rover), named in remembrance of Cooper

Module 4

1940 movie trailer for The House of the Seven Gables

Module 5

Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, set to music by Aaron Copland

Sea shantie sung by the group Bounding Main

Module 6

Huckleberry Finn movie trailers

The Adventures of Mark Twain Claymation movie trailer

Module 7

Video introduction to Edith Wharton’s Massachusetts home, The Mount

Module 8

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio discusses The Great Gatsby

Module 9

Ernest Hemingway as a letter-writer


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