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Tolkien: a nostalgic boys’ public school film

The four principals of the film: JRR Tolkien, Geoffrey Bache Smith, Robert Q Gilson, Christopher Wiseman — at leisure, sports and war Friends and readers, I thought I’d write a brief review of the biopic film about Tolkien’s life that...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jun 2019

Andrew Davies’s Les Miserables

Lily Collins as Fantine, holding Mailow Defoy as the child Cosette (Episode 2) Dominic West as the elusive mayor (Episode 2) Andrew Davies produces video masterpieces as regularly as other people simply go out to a movie, and in the last few years or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 May 2019

Poldark at the Smithsonian

First editions — 1945 and 1946 bookjacket cover illustrations Friends and readers, Last night I was one in a sold-out auditorium in the Smithsonian Ripley Center come to listen to Julie Anne Taddeo speak interestingly and entertainingly on the “World...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Apr 2019

An essay on teaching retired adults in Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning

Typical catalogue Dear friends and readers, Anyone who reads this or my other blogs regularly know for the past five to six years now I have been working as a volunteer teacher in two local Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning. Each spring and fall,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Apr 2019

Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? (Palliser 1): a spring syllabus, OLLI at Mason

Plantagenet and Lady Glencora Palliser (Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire) on their honeymoon, hotel desk registration …. (1974 Pallisers, scripted Simon Raven) Burgo Fitzgerald buying some food and drink for a beggar girl, street walker (Hablôt...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Mar 2019

The African-American History & Culture Museum: an experience that can alter the way you think about US history & culture

Tape Recorder used by Malcolm X. Wollensak Stereo-tape magnetic recorder, Model T-1515 Revolution is not a one-time event — Audre Lorde Friends and readers, People, if you’re in any doubt, go. It’s not only worth it, it is not as upsetting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Mar 2019

Annie Leibovitz — Through a Lens; Elizabeth Bishop through her books

Recent photo Friends, The second woman photographer the class was to watch a movie about and discuss was Annie Leibovitz. In the event, there was a weather report telling everyone in Northern Virginia we were in for some mighty brutal cold and it would...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Feb 2019

Martha Vicinus’s Independent women: Work & Community for Single Women, 1850-193

Miss Temple looking at Jane Eyre (many many films have this icon) [not finished quite, last two sections need polishing and work] Friends, My first book for the new year: A virago re-publication — keeping the book in print Vicinus’s study...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jan 2019

E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

On teaching Diderot’s La Religieuse aka The Nun

Suzanne Simonin after harsh punishment thrown into a dungeon (2013 La Religieuse, Pauline Etienne) Friends, The second text I assigned as required reading for my The Enlightenment: At Risk? course has been Diderot’s The Nun (La Religieuse), which...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Nov 2018

English Lake District & Borders tour: Wallington Hall, Vindolanda & Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral & home again (6)

One of the excavation sites at Vindolanda where digging was going on Friends and readers, We are tonight come to the end of our tour to northern England. You’ve heard enough of moors, great lakes and mountains; poet lairs, towns and libraries, museums; ...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2018

English Lake District and borders tour: Carlisle & Tullie Museum; Lannercost & Hermitage; Scotland & Lindisfarne (5)

Lindisfarne priory Dear friends and readers, I am slowly becoming startled at all the material I have to write about, all the pictures! The Road Scholar guides took us to see and experience a remarkable variety and number of places over the two weeks....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Sep 2018

English Lake District & the borders tour: more Wordsworth sites; Beatrix Potter (3)

Famous Photo of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top House Me in the same porch at Hill Top House Dear friends, Another day of remarkable site-seeing and experiences to report, this time with many more photos sent me by one of our Canterbury pilgrims. This day...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Aug 2018

English Lake District and the Borders tour: the Wordsworths, Keswick & a stone circle

Dove cottage Dear Friends and readers, I’m back from my Road Scholar touring experience, and like last August’s at Aigas House, in Inverness, Scotland, I mean to share what I can. I’ve written a different sort of framework: A Canterbury...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Aug 2018

10 books that influenced me most in my life? Johnson & Boswell’s Journey to the Hebrides

‘How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?’ [Thoreau, Walden Pond] — And how many more a woman? This is the edition I’ve read this book in so many times …. To know what you prefer, instead...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jul 2018

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

Judy Dench as Paulina in Kenneth Branagh’s recent production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale I, that please some, try all, both joy and terror Of good and bad, that makes and unfolds error, Now take upon me, in the name of Time, To...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jul 2018

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Anthony Trollope’s Dr Thorne

Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne (scripted by Jerome Fellowes, Hollander is right for the part) Friends and readers, About four days ago I joined in on a meme on face-book: you are asked to cite 10 books that influenced you strongly or made a real impact on...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Jul 2018

Winston Graham’s World War II novels

Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2018

Paul Scott’s Jewel in the Crown: on “race power”

Friends, I have written about Scott’s Staying On, the whole of the Raj Quartet, books and films, after reading through the books myself, teaching Staying On, listening to the texts from audiocassettes and watching the mini-series. So am skipping...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Jun 2018

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