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TR-266364-19
It’s Lit! A Series About Books from PBS Digital Studios
Brandon Arolfo, PBS Foundation

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=TR-266364-19

The Case for Fan Fiction (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Case for Fan Fiction
Writer: Angelina Meehan
Writer: Lindsay Ellis
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Niki Walker
Abstract: For years writers of fan fiction were shamed, the butt of jokes, and even subject to copyright litigation. However, in the past few years, with the fan fiction writers of today becoming the published mainstream authors of today the past time is a celebrated benchmark of one’s climb to publication. In the season two premiere of "It’s Lit," we explore what happened and how fan fiction writers were able to come out of the proverbial closet of shame. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis and Princess Weekes, "It’s Lit!" is a show about our favorite books, genres and why we love to read. It’s Lit has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdDIMOehLm8
Primary URL Description: YouTube, the Case for Fan Fiction
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File

Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters
Writer: Lindsay Ellis
Writer: Princess Weekes
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Nikki Walker
Abstract: With the success of Black Panther, the term Afro-Futurism got pushed into the mainstream. But what is Afro-Futurism and what is its place in Black storytelling? In this episode we give you the starter pack on answering that question.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI1xmwqGEBw
Primary URL Description: YouTube, Afrofuturism
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File

How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing
Writer: Lindsay Ellis
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Nikki Walker
Abstract: Although we are currently living through a pandemic that has disrupted our lives and will shape the course of humanity, pandemics have been around since the dawn of civilization, as have stories about fictional pandemics. So now seems like as good a time as any to explore how fictional pandemics have evolved over time, and what they say about their own time.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-lNeg9e60c
Primary URL Description: YouTube, How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File

The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien
Writer: Lindsay Ellis
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Gabrielle Ewing
Abstract: Tolkien is widely regarded as the most influential author on the fantasy genre… period. But one of the less-discussed aspects of his work is the way Tolkien used constructed language in his writing. Nowadays authors are constantly making up words and languages for the worlds they build, but Tolkien was unique in that he constructed languages first, and then created worlds so his fictional languages would have somewhere to live.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFlyQk_uVAI
Primary URL Description: YouTube, the Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File

The Byronic Hero: Isn't It Byronic? (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Byronic Hero: Isn't It Byronic?
Writer: Princess Weekes
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Gabrielle Ewing
Abstract: Edward Cullen. Han Solo. Killmoklknger. Lestat. What do all these characters have in common besides being heartthrobs? They share a common ancestor: the Byronic Hero. Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded, the Byronic hero has been a staple in literature dating back to the 19th century, but the archetype is all over film, TV and even video games. I see you Cloud Strife, all sad and angsty with your giant sword.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4wNZDIH8d8
Primary URL Description: YouTube, The Byronic Hero: Isn't It Byronic?
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File

Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later
Writer: Lindsay Ellis
Writer: Princess Weekes
Director: David Schulte
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Adam Dylewski
Producer: Nikki Walker
Abstract: Before women were asking “Am I a Carrie or a Samantha?”, they were asking “Am I a Jo or an Amy?” Before there was Edward vs Jacob, there was Laurie vs Professor Bhaer. And over the more than 150 years since Little Women was originally published, there have been (deep breath) dozens of adaptations, feature films, television adaptations, plays, ballets, operas and at least two animes based on it. So despite being written off as proto-chick lit or kiddie lit or as Alcott herself said, "moral pap for the young,” Little Women has worked its way into the consciousness of readers for the last 150 years, and has stayed there. But what is it about the tale of the March sisters that keeps us coming back?
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D21xMcTuTms
Primary URL Description: YouTube, Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Digital File


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