updated March 17, 2009
We are now $99. short of our goal--a new LCD projector for the film and writing classes. Thank you to all those who have contributed. Check out the Donor's Choose web site to see our project.
A course in British Literature, including Shakespeare, Austen, Joyce, among others. As well, we will prepare for the Regents Exam and the PSAT/SAT exams.
This is a course in the history, theory and analysis of film. We look at diferent modes and genres to understand the language of film, process of production, and our ways of seeing. We view films from the silent era through to sound. We look at the collaborative nature of film, attempting to discern who is the real"auteur"--or author--of a cinematic work. In the end, we will understand how this most amazing of artisitc mediums impacts upon our lives. You are here because you love movies and wanted to know more about the cinematic process. Take advantage of every moment here. We will view the works of a variety of international directors with works in diverse genres. We will participate in the production of our own films. You understand the power of cinema. Your voice and your work gives power to this class. Use this class to make it heard.
Course in writing of fiction--short stories to novels--essays, poetry, and dramatic writing. We read, keep a journal and work together to create The Lively Arts, LaGuardia's literary and arts magazine.
This is a course in world literature and writing. We look at international writing with an eye to the post-moder themes of alienation, time, represtation. We disccuss the historical, cultural and sociological context within which the works were written, as well as the one in which they are being read. We will work on college application essays. We will produce a short research paper. Most importantly, we will open ourselves to the joy of discovery--or literature, writing, post modern thought and our place within it.