ENG 6009       Bibliography   for English Studies


Dr. Laura L. Runge                                                                           Office: CPR 301J/ 813-974-9496

Spring 2005                                                                                     email: runge@chuma1.cas.usf.edu

LIB 620A                                                                                      Tuesday 3-5:50 PM



Apr. 12                        Altick, Ch. 8, Gibaldi, Chs. 4 & 5, appropriate Harner

                                    References: Genre: Poetry and Film




The readings for this week are brief, and so I would like everyone to take a little bit more effort in preparing the references for class.  Below are a couple of discussion questions to focus your weekly posts, and a more extensive list of references than we have had of late. I would like each class member to choose one reference work and do a brief introduction to it for the class.  Nothing elaborate will be expected, but you should have a good familiarity with the reference.





Discussion Questions:


With this final chapter we return to Altick’s subject of scholarship as a vocation.  What is your reaction to the statement: “we live in the truest democracy of all, the democracy of the intellect” (250).


“Like all professions, ours has its code of manners and ethics, the heart of which is the proposition that we are working together for the benefit of society, not for private aggrandizement” (251).

Why is this important?  What principles of scholarly communication derive from this?


How would you describe the standard of manners in scholarly exchange?


In the end of this chapter, Altick raises an important consideration:  “Yet if we are unappreciated and undervalued, the fault is partly ours. We gladly learn, but outside the classroom many of us are curiously uninterested in teaching” (254).  To what extent is the “ivory tower” syndrome prevalent among scholars?  To what extent does anti-intellectualism in our culture reinforce the barriers of the ivory tower?  Should this situation be altered and if so, how?








Choose one from the reference set to know in detail and to discuss in class.  Our presentations will be on The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics and the Internet Movie Database, and so I would the rest of you to choose another work.


Explore the online poetry databases available through Chadwyck-Healy, including African-American Poetry, American Poetry, the Faber Poetry Library, English Poetry, etc.


American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, 1971-

REF PN1998.A57


The British Film Catalog, 1895-1985: A Reference Guide (1986)

REF PN1993.5.G7 G5


International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text – Available through Chadwyck Healy, IIPA full text draws its current content from more than 200 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and also indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events.   IIPA full test covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry; including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more. Every IIPA full text record in the current file (1998 forward) contains an abstract.



Internet Movie Database online http://www.imdb.com


This commercial site is accessible outside of USF; although heavily burdened with advertisements, it contains a surprising amount of useful information and is easy to navigate.  Explore.


Kuntz, Joseph and Nancy Martinez.  Poetry Explication:  A checklist of interpretation since 1925 of British and American Poems Past and Present.  Third edition (1980)

Non-circulating (Ref?) PR502.K86 1980 / also available in circulating.


The Motion Picture Guide. 12 vols, 1985-1987 with annual supplement

REF PN1995. N346 1985


The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (1993 edition is available online through LION – you need to access it by looking at the full-text reference works.  Also available is the 1998 edition of the Encyclopedia of American Poetry).




List of other interesting references, available in the circulating library:


On the Screen:  A Film, Television, and Video Research Guide (1986)

“Best guide to reference sources for the study of film in the United States” (Harner).

PN 1994. F57 1986


Hill, John and Pamela Church Gibson, eds.  The Oxford Guide to Film Studies.  (1998)

PN 1995. O93 1998


Kale, Tessa (ed.).  The Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry in Anthologies, 12th edition (2002).  Completely revised, indexing anthologies published through 2001.  See Harner 1235 for 11th edition.

PN1022.H39 2002


Sakelliou-Schultz, Liana.  Feminist Criticism of American Women Poets:  An Annotated Bibliography 1975-1993 (Garland, 1994)

PS151.S25 1994


Whalon, Marion K. Performing Arts Research A Guide to Information Sources, 1976.

Include section on film.





NOTE:  This is the final sheet on notes and discussion questions for the semester.  The last two weeks of class will be devoted to student presentations on work in progress.  However, you are still responsible for weekly posts.  To provide fodder for our discussion, I am assigning for weekly reading an essential source on our profession:  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  It can be read online : http://chronicle.com/index.htm (this requires login information, User Name: 11314800, Password:   1dsimp00).  Or you can read it at the library, current issues are at the Periodicals Desk.  It may be available in the department office, too.  Browse this week’s edition and write on something that inspires you.  Make sure you give clear bibliographical information on the article you cite.