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.

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

J. Dennis Huston, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Rice University and has taught since 1969. He has won a number of George R. Brown teaching awards, the Nicholas Salgo Teaching Prize and received the 1990 Professor of the Year Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation. In 1990, Houston Metropolitan magazine named him one of the "Ninety Best Things About Houston." Over the past 10 years at Rice, he has taught humanities, drama, public speaking and Shakespeare on film and is the author of "Shakespeare’s Comedies of Play." Dr. Huston holds a doctorate from Yale University.

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 is part of the Graduate Liberal Studies program. For more information on how to apply, click ADMISSIONS below.

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