Books Into Film


participants will read a book, view a film adaptation, and participate in a discussion led by
a humanities faculty member. Discussions will occur once in October and once in March


Goucher College Library, Baltimore MD

Spring 2011:

The spring selection is “Brick Lane,” a novel by Monica Ali, the story of a Bengali woman whose older husband moves her to London. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by Sarah Gavron and released in 2007. The screening and discussion will be led by Professor Florence Martin, Department of Modern Languages.

The screening will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 4:00 pm in Kelley Lecture Hall (building 11a on this map), in the Hoffberger Science Building at Goucher College (directions). Light refreshments will be available.

Fall 2010: The fall selection was “Orlando: A Biography,” a novel by Virginia Woolf about a young man, born during the reign of Elizabeth I in England, who decides not to grow old. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by Sally Potter and released in 1992. The screening and discussion was led by Associate Professor Shirley Peroutka and Assistant Professor Nsenga Burton, Department of Communication and Media Studies.

The screening was held in the Goucher College Library’s Batza Room in the Athenaeum (1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore MD 21204) on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 3:30pm.

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Maryland Humanities Council This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.