One of my favourite TMA 114 story types…


Week 6: Typicality and Process

Read: Andersen, The Old Street Lamp; Chekhov, The Bishop; Hemingway, The Three Day Blow, Big Two-Hearted River (I & II); Stockton, The Bee Man of Orn; Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Illych; Whitman, “Song of Myself,” pt. 33

Listen: Van Morrison, “Coney Island/I’m Tired, Joey Boy”

Discuss: to-do lists and counting your blessings, Burnsian and Wordsworthian Romanticism, literary naturalism and milieu, scientific naturalism and data, anxious engagement and dews distilling, the threshold of significance

View: Renoir, La Bete Humaine, Becker, Le Trou, Oliveira, I’m Going Home; Wong, In the Mood for Love

Supplementary, books: Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest, Calvino, Marcovaldo, Confucius, Analects, David B., Epileptic, Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Garfield, The Apprentices, George, My Side of the Mountain, Grahame, The Golden Age, Green, Living, Herr, Dispatches, Hulme, The Nun’s Story, Ishiguro, Remains of the Day, Joyce, The Dead, Kafka, Metamorphosis, Kerouac, Dharma Bums, Kipling, Captain’s Courageous, Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, O’Dell, The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Soseki, Botchan/Kusamakura, Thoreau, Walden, Traill, The Backwoods of Canada, Travers, Mary Poppins, Walton, The Compleat Angler, White, Stuart Little, Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Wilder, Farmer Boy, Wordsworth/ Coleridge, The Lyrical Ballads

Supplementary, films: Akerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Cmmerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Anderson, There Will Be Blood, Armstrong, My Brilliant Career, Axel, Babette’s Feast, Becker, Le Trou, Bergman, Winter Light, Bigelow, The Hurt Locker, Boyle, 127 Hours, Bresson, A Man Escaped, Burnette, Killer of Sheep, Clouzot, The Mystery of Picasso, Dardenne, The Promise, Davies, Distant Voices, Still Lives, de Sica, Umberto D., Engel, The Little Fugitive, Flaherty, Nanook of the North/Moana, Forsyth, Breaking In, Godard, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Greenaway, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Hawks, Hatari!, Huston, The Asphalt Jungle, Jennings, Fires Were Started, Kiarostami, Where is the Friend’s House?, Kubrick, The Killing, Lester, Juggernaut, Lewis, The Bellboy, Low, The Hutterites, Majidi, The Color of Paradise, S. Makhmalbaf, The Apple, McQueen, Hunger, Melville, Le Cercle Rouge, Menzel, Closely Watched Trains, Minnelli, The Clock, Oliveira, I’m Going Home, Pakula, All the President’s Men, Panahi, The White Balloon, Philibert, Etre et Avoir, Pollack, Jeremiah Johnson, Preminger, Anatomy of a Murder, Puiu, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Renoir, La Bete Humaine, Ritchie, Downhill Racer, Rivette, La Belle Noiseuse, Rossellini, Stromboli, Rosi, Salvatore Giuliano, Rosson, The Hustler, Saura, Blood Wedding, Spielberg, Lincoln, Stoney, All My Babies, Straub/Huillet, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Tati, M. Hulot’s Holiday, Truffaut, The Wild Child/Day for Night, Varda, Cleo from 5 to 7, Vertov, The Man with a Movie Camera, Watkins, La Commune, Wilder, The Lost Weekend, Wiseman, Basic Training/Hospital, Yimou, The Story of Qiu Ju 


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