Category Archives: Teaching

Excerpt from Larry Jordan’s 1990 film The H.D. Trilogy

View a scene from Larry Jordan’s 1990 film The H.D. Trilogy, featuring poet Joanna McClure reading passages from H.D.’s Hermetic Definition.

Tandy Cronyn Recites H.D.’s “Sheltered Garden” for PoetryTheatre

PoetryTheatre offers a dramatic recitation of H.D.’s “Sheltered Garden,” which just happens to be my favorite poem from Sea Garden. Show this alongside “Helen” or “Sea Rose” when teaching H.D. out of limited anthologies, and watch the students’ readings open up in delightful directions.

Paul Robeson’s Transatlantic Welsh Concert Audio

Listen to the introduction and first song of the Transatlantic Welsh Concert performed by Paul Robeson in 1957 after his passport was revoked and he was unable to travel to the UK. The clip on YouTube includes the introduction to the concert by Will Paynter, president of the South Wales Miners, as well as Paul Robeson’s comments and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel.” The SAIN Wales label includes a biography of Robeson through a Welsh lens as well as a downloadable copy of Robeson’s complete Transatlantic Exchange Concerts.

 

“Borderline Breakdown” Montage by Brianna Harris

Brianna Harris’s YouTube site notes that she uses this montage of Borderline scenes when she teaches the film at Hampshire College. She writes, “I used the footage from the silent film “Borderline 1930″ to emphasize the themes of relationships, affairs, and racism vs. romance. You also see themes of gender roles and betrayal, truth, shame, and murder.” The contemporary soundtrack adds emphasis to those themes as well. This montage is great for those wishing to teach the film without showing the whole film in class as well as for anyone wishing to contrast the experience of the 1930 silent film with contemporary film viewing practice.

Paul Robeson’s Welsh Connection Video by Visiting Wales

Visiting Wales’s YouTube site includes a brief profile of Paul Robeson highlighting his performances and political work in Wales, a connection begun with the POOL Group circle that produced Borderline.

 

The (Modernist) Social Network Williams H.D. Pound Moore

Images of Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) from the cover page of The (Modernist) Social Network Facebook Group

Images of Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) from the cover page of The (Modernist) Social Network Facebook Group

Join this Facebook Group, The (Modernist) Social Network Williams H.D. Pound Moore, for a weekly free, open seminar hosted by Eric Alan Weinstein at UPenn.

I Found It at the Watkinson! Blog Archive Palimpsest by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Check out this blog post about the material details of a first edition of H.D.’s Palimpsest by a student researcher at the Watkinson Library at Trinity College.

Book Cover H.D.,'s Palimpsest from the I Found It at the Watkinson! Blog

Book Cover H.D.,’s Palimpsest from the I Found It at the Watkinson! Blog

Timeline of H.D.’s Publications and Manuscript Production

Screen Shot of the Timeline of H.D.'s Publications

Screen Shot of the Timeline of H.D.’s Publications

For a multimedia bibliography of H.D.’s publications, including both dates of composition and publication, see this interactive timeline.

This project was compiled by Celena E. Kusch and Kristian Wilson in 2014-2015, with entries based on information in the Silverstein Chronology.

H.D.’s Circle of Correspondence at Spicy Nodes

Screen Shot of Node Map of H.D. Correspondents

Screen Shot of Node Map of H.D. Correspondents

Although H.D.’s circle extends beyond the people in her files of correspondence, it is possible to map her circle of friends, acquaintances, and correspondents, based on her archives. The map below shows all of her correspondents based on the finding aids in the Beinecke, Bryn Mawr, and several other special collections libraries (Go to SpicyNodes to see it in full screen). Any overlaps with Bryher’s files of correspondence are also indicated. Click any name to expand and explore further connections. Contacts are nested under the people who introduced H.D. to them. Created by Dr. Celena E. Kusch, co-chair H.D. International Society.

Circles: H.D./Bryher | Strange Flowers

Screen Shot of Strange Flowers Blog post on H.D. and Bryher's Circles

 

James J. Conway’s Strange Flowers blog includes brief profiles of H.D., Bryher, and members  of their social and literary circles. This posting also features a brief glimpse of some of those  circles in a graphic format.

Source: Circles: H.D./Bryher | Strange Flowers

 

Strange Flowers Map of H.D. and Bryher's Circles of Friends and Influences