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February 28, 2009

Symbolism in Christina Rossetti’s Echo: Human’s Sixth Sense


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From Katie Ganning:

The death of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences people go through in their life. What makes it the most difficult to cope with is the fact we can no longer speak with them face to face. In Christina Rossetti’s poem, Echo, she explains through her dream that she has lost her lover many years ago and her only way of seeing him is through her dreams. In this poem, the author uses her dreams as the contextual symbolism of communication.

According to . . .

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February 24, 2009

Charlotte Delbo's _Auschwitz and After_


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Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz and After. Trans. Rosette C. Lamont. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. ISBN-10: 0300070578

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 11:36 PM and is filed under Holocaust Studies.
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February 21, 2009

Defying the Odds in Edward Zwick's _Defiance_


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Defiance. Dir. Edward Zwick. Perf. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, et. al. Paramount, 2008.

21 February 2009

ENG 340 Students,

A big, sincere "thanks" to all of you who took time out of your Saturday today to come with me to the screening of Edward Zwick's Defiance at the Muvico Starlight 20 Cinema today on Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa.

For any of you who . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 06:51 PM and is filed under Holocaust Studies.
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February 17, 2009

Viktor Frankl's _Man's Search for Meaning_


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Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Meaning. 1956. Boston: Beacon, 2006. ISBN-10: 080701429X.

17 February 2009

ENG 340 Students:

Below you will find . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 11:35 PM and is filed under Holocaust Studies.
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February 10, 2009

When a Hometown Becomes a Concentration Camp - The 2nd Part of Bernard's Story


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ENG 340 Students,

The film cited below is the second part of the Bernard Offen trilogy. The entry to the first part of his story can be found by clicking HERE.

My Hometown Concentration Camp: A Walk in the Krakow Ghetto and Plaszow Camp. Dir. Bernard Offen. Perf. Bernard Offen. DVD. www.Bernardoffen.org, 1997. 23 minutes.

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 02:16 PM and is filed under Holocaust Studies.
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February 04, 2009

Loving to Fool with Sam Shepard's _Fool for Love_


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Shepard, Sam. Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill. San Francisco: City Lights, 2001. ISBN: 0872861503

ENG 122 & 435 Students . . .

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February 01, 2009

Working Through Bernard Offen's 1st Documentary _The Work_


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The Work. Dir. Bernard Offen. Perf. Bernard Offen. DVD. www.Bernardoffen.org, 1983. 37 minutes.

ENG 340 Students,

In our last meeting, we, unfortunately, did not get to discuss the screening in much detail since it completed just as the class meeting did. Because of the levity of the film's subject, I realize that some of you probably needed to "process" a little. Please remember that you can always stay after class to discuss if you would like or come by during my office hours to do so as well. I read in some of your comments that you were getting nightmares and, although I do want you to absorb this material, I don't want it to have an adverse affect on your health.

As an optional assignment, please consider discussing this short documentary of Bernard Offen that we screened in a previous class meeting (cited below) in this entry's comment box.

I would also . . .

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