My Favorite Novels — and Great Films Made From Them

Examine four great novels from different eras and the memorable films made from them. Dr. Dennis Huston guides discussion in this lively class.

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In this class we carefully examine four great novels from different eras -- "Pride and Prejudice," "Great Expectations," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Atonement" -- to see what makes them so successful. We watch and discuss the great films made from them, and in the case of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Great Expectations," we view sections of more than one film of the same work.


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MLSC 554 Dennis Huston On-campus 6:15 – 9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Huston
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 6:15 – 9:30 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 07, 2017

Instructor: Dennis Huston

J. Dennis Huston, Ph.D., is the Gladys Louise Fox Professor Emeritus of English at Rice University. From 1969 through his retirement in 2017, he taught humanities, drama, public speaking, freshman English and Shakespeare on film, among other topics. Dr. Huston has won a number of George R. Brown teaching awards, Nicholas Salgo Teaching Prizes and received the 1990 Professor of the Year award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation. Dr. Huston holds a doctorate from Yale University and is the author of “Shakespeare’s Comedies of Play.” Houston Metropolitan Magazine previously named Dr. Huston one of the “Ninety Best Things About Houston.”

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 07, 2017

End Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Schedule: 6:15 – 9:30 p.m.

Length: Eleven Thursdays

Location: Rice campus

Note: This course was offered in Fall 2017 as part of the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

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