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


Stevenson University Library, Stevenson MD

Spring 2011:

The spring selection is “The Name of the Rose,” a novel by Umberto Eco, an intellectual murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the 1300s. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and released in 1986. The screening and discussion will be led by Assistant Professor Christopher Reed, Film, Video and Theatre Department.

The screening will be held in Room 12 of the Dawson Center, on the Greenspring Campus (1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153), on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 5:00pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Fall 2010:

The fall selection was “The Awakening,” a novel by Kate Chopin, about a woman struggling against Southern social attitudes at the end of the nineteenth century. The film adaptation, “Grand Isle,” was directed by Mary Lambert and released in 1991. The screening and discussion was led by Prof. Kathleen Brown, Department of English.

The screening was held at the Stevenson University Library, on the Greenspring Campus (1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153) on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:00pm.


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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.