Literary Visions



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Literary Visions is an educational series from PBS that was released in 1992. The series is comprised of 26 half-hour episodes designed to teach literary analysis to students at the high school level and above. Literary Visions explores how audiences get meaning from literary works. Excerpts from select literary works are presented to demonstrate conventions, such as plot, symbolism, characterization and setting, as well as to provoke discussion. These excerpts, which are takenfrom short stories, plays, essays and poems, are acted out in dramatizations or performed as readings. Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel," Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing," Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" and Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" are among the literary works included in Literary Visions. Commentary from authors, scholars and critics informs viewers about the excerpts, delves into their literary workings and encourages further analysis. Susan Glaspell, Marge Piercy, Stephen Dixon, Ernest Gaines, James Dickey and Gary Soto are some of the authors who participate in the series.


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Season 1 : Episode 24