Resources for Teachers and Students
In addition to the general links and bibliography on this site, the following resources are recommended for teaching Daniel Deronda (or other works by George Eliot).
Film in the Classroom
These online articles from California English, Spring 2000, discuss why and how to incorporate film into the literature classroom:
After Viewing/Reflections on Responding to Films in the Classroom by Bill Martin
Viewing the Films/Not Whether or Not, but How? by William McCauley
Criticism in the Classroom
The following critical reviews may be interesting for students to read and compare. Well-known fiction writer Jeanette Winterson's critical Daniel Deronda review elicited counter-criticism by Andrew Davies, the film's adapter. Teachers may also want to show students an 1873 review of Eliot's novel Middlemarch, as a sample review from the Victorian era.
How relevant are the heroines of Dr. Zhivago and Daniel Deronda today? by Jeanette Winterson.
A review of the film Daniel Deronda published after its airing in the UK. Useful for both students and teachers, as a starting point for student reviews of the film or in conjunction with After Viewing Question #4.
Davies Defends TV Adaptations by Jason Deans.
A summary of Andrew Davies's counter-criticism of Jeanette Winterson's article above. Reading and comparing these reviews might be a worthwhile classroom exercise.
Middlemarch, by George Eliot (1873) by Arthur George Sedgwick
Cowen, Anne and Roger. Victorian Jews through British Eyes. London: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Biographical and Critical Essays
Levine, George, ed. The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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