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SRJC English Department's

Spring 2006 Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)

A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen

To find information about Henrik Ibsen and his work, try some of the following sources:

Literature Resource Center & Other Databases
Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve
Selected Websites on Henrik Ibsen and Related Topics
English Dept. WOLM Lectures

What is the Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)?
Previous Semesters' WOLM pages

Articles in the Library's Online Databases

Literature Resource Center
This online database includes biographical information about Henrik Ibsen as well as literary criticism of his writing and discussion of A Doll's House. The information is drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism .

(Are you off campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for Literature Resource Center on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN required for off-campus access.)

Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac)
The Expanded Academic ASAP (formerly called "InfoTrac") database contains magazine and journal articles on many topics. A search for "ibsen henrik " (not "henrik ibsen") or "ibsen dolls house" will locate articles (including literary criticism) in online magazines as well as in print copies of magazines held in the SRJC libraries. You can also search Expanded Academic ASAP for related topics .

(Are you off campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN are required for off-campus access.)

ProQuest Databases
ProQuest offers articles from magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers on Ibsen and A Doll's House .

(Are you off campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for All ProQuest Databases on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN are required for off-campus access.)

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Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve for the WOLM

A collection of books and journal articles about Henrik Ibsen and A Doll's House have been placed on reserve in the SRJC libraries for the WOLM project. In addition, several films may be be viewed inside the SRJC libraries. In the Plover Library, ask for books and articles at the Reserve Books window; ask for films at the Media Services window. In the Mahoney Library, ask for books, articles or films at the Circulation Desk.

Selected Web Sites for the WOLM Project

On Ibsen and His Work
On A Doll's House
On Women in the Nineteenth Century

Websites on Henrik Ibsen and His Work

Web Resources in Ibsen Research
from the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo...
The Dramatist: Henrik Ibsen
By Bjorn Hemmer, a professor at the University of Oslo...
Henrik Ibsen: 1828-1906
From the website of the Kuusankoski Public Library in Finland.

On A Doll's House

Complete Text of A Doll's House
(Download sites marked "Compression--None" will display online.)
A Doll's House Study Guide
Plot and chapter summaries and topical discussions for review.
Concordance to A Doll's House
Find specific words in the text of A Doll's House
Ganahl, Jane. "No One Wants to Be Put in a Gender Box; A Doll's House About Basic Need, Not Feminism." San Francisco Chronicle. January 25, 2004.
The author points out that both men and women must find themselves and take responsibility for their own lives.
Wacks, Baylene. "Ibsen's Portrayal of Unspoken Truths."
Paper presented by student at George Washington University's Fourth Annual Composition and Cultural Studies Conference for Student Writers, April 24-26, 2003.
The Scandinavian Drama: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House.
Comments of anarchist and activist Emma Goldman, from her book The Social Significance of Modern Drama. See also her comments on Ibsen.
Johnston, Brian. "Realism and A Doll House."
Essays by Brian Johnston, Professor, School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and Ibsen scholar and author, from his website Ibsen Voyages.
Hunter, Kelly. Interviewing Nora: Kelly Hunter on A Doll's House.
Interview with the actress who played Nora in the English Touring Theatre's 1994 production of Ibsen's A Doll's House.
Ibsen worldwide ... United States site
This is the official Ibsen portal for the 2006 centenary of Henrik Ibsen's death. It has been established in more than 90 countries and in 18 languages. On the United States site, view a timeline outlining his life and his works, read a plot summary, interesting facts about A Doll's House and an essay on Ibsen and Realism.

Women's Rights and Roles in the Nineteenth Century

Women's Roles in the Late 19th Century (United States)
The Cult of Domesticity and True Womanhood & The New Woman (United States)
Women in Literature: Women in the Nineteenth Century
French Feminism in the 19th century
Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
Describes the changing attitudes concerning a woman's role, including her rights within the marriage relationship in nineteenth-century Britain. (Scroll way down the page for text of the article.)
First Wave Feminism in Europe
Brief outline and notes from a Womens' Studies course at the University of Wolverhampton in England
Internet Modern History Sourcebook - The Long 19th Century
See sections such as 19th century feminism, the essay The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill, etc. (The Internet History Sourcebooks at Fordham University are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.)
Nineteenth Century Websites
Mørkhagen, Pernille Lønne. The Position of Women in Norway
See how things have changed in Norway since Ibsen's time. This article, by a reporter for Aftenposten, Norway's biggest daily newspaper, gives an overview of current conditions for women in Norway, with a brief section on women's history there.
Great Norwegians: Camilla Collett
"First Norwegian feminist" Her most famous book, The District Governor's Daughters, was published anonymously in 1855. It dealt with forced marriages and women's right to choose their own husbands.

more coming soon...

SRJC English Department WOLM Lectures
Monday, March 6, 12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M., Burbank Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus)

SRJC Theatre Arts Department preview of A Doll's House

photo of Laura Downing-Lee Directed by Laura Downing-Lee, Theatre Arts Faculty
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. , Emeritus Hall--Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus) A Doll's House: The Cost of Being a Fiction
  Marco Giordano, Instructor, SRJC English Department
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. , Emeritus Hall--Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus) Panel Discussion: Dear Dr. Freud, What Women Really Want....
  SRJC English instructors: Abby Bogomolny, Ianthe Brautigan, Victoria Duckworth and Lori Kuwabara.
Wednesday, March 22, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M. , Emeritus Hall--Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus) Poetry for the Ordinary
  Robert Duxbury, SRJC English instructor and playwright
Burbank Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus)
Evening Performances at 8 PM: March 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18.
Matinee Performances at 2 PM: March 18, 19.
A Doll's House - SRJC Theatre Arts Department Performances SRJC Theatre Arts students; directed by Laura Downing-Lee

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