Ann Beattie
Life <ul><li>Born September 8, 1947 in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in Washington D.C. in the 1960s </li></ul...
Degrees <ul><li>B. A. American University, 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>M. A. University of Connecticut, 1970 </li></ul>
Career (other than being an author) <ul><li>She has taught at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard College </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Novels <ul><li>Chilly Scenes of Winter  (1976) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it was subsequently adapted as the film  Head Over He...
Short Story Collections <ul><li>Distortions   (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets and Surprises   (1978) </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Writing Styles <ul><li>Rocky relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced...
Articles <ul><li>Appeared in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Yorker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Honors <ul><li>Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1978  </li></ul><ul>...
Weekend  – Characters <ul><li>George </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex-english professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes to get dr...
Weekend  – Characters (cont’d) <ul><li>Sarah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old student of George’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help...
Weekend <ul><li>George and Lenore live together with a baby boy and a 5 year old girl, Maria. </li></ul><ul><li>George alw...
Weekend <ul><li>George usually takes “hikes” with the girls he invites to stay for the weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>The girl...
Weekend <ul><li>Julie and Sarah come to visit george for the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>George and Sarah go for a “Hike” wh...
Weekend <ul><li>When George and Sarah return, they claim to have just sat at a restaurant while they waited for the rain t...
Weekend <ul><li>While George and Sarah are outside Julie and Lenore talk about what they could be doing. </li></ul><ul><li...
Weekend <ul><li>George and Sarah return to the house drunk and hanging on eachother. </li></ul><ul><li>George tells Lenore...
Weekend <ul><li>Lenore tends to the baby that woke up because of Sarah’s crying, then continues to bed herself. </li></ul>...
Weekend <ul><li>Lenore lays her head on George’s shoulder and they remain sitting together in silence. </li></ul>
Chilly Scenes of Winter <ul><li>Originally released as  Head Over Heels  (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/w...
Current Projects <ul><li>A novella and a new collection of stories.  </li></ul><ul><li>Writing about photography for   the...
Review Questions <ul><li>Where was Ann Beattie born? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where di...
Review Questions cont’d <ul><li>What is her position at the University of Virginia? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgar Allen Poe ...
Web-site review <ul><li>http://biography.jrank.org/pages/4143/Beattie-Ann.html </li></ul><ul><li>No links, media or graphi...
Websites used in Presentation <ul><li>http://www.engl.virginia.edu/faculty/beattie_ann.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www....
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  1. 1. Ann Beattie
  2. 2. Life <ul><li>Born September 8, 1947 in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in Washington D.C. in the 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Married, divorced and remarried </li></ul>
  3. 3. Degrees <ul><li>B. A. American University, 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>M. A. University of Connecticut, 1970 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Career (other than being an author) <ul><li>She has taught at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Connecticut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currently teaches at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Virginia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>She is the Edgar Allen Poe Chair of the Department of English and Writing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Novels <ul><li>Chilly Scenes of Winter (1976) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it was subsequently adapted as the film Head Over Heels (1979), which was later rereleased as Chilly Scenes of Winter (1982). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Falling in Place (1981) </li></ul><ul><li>Love Always (1986) </li></ul><ul><li>Picturing Will (1990) </li></ul><ul><li>Another You (1995) </li></ul><ul><li>My Life, Starring Dara Falcon (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>The Doctor's House (2002) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Short Story Collections <ul><li>Distortions (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets and Surprises (1978) </li></ul><ul><li>The Burning House (1982) </li></ul><ul><li>What Was Mine (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>Where You’ll Find Me and Other Stories (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Park City (1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect Recall (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Follies: New Stories (2005) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing Styles <ul><li>Rocky relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by Hemmingway </li></ul><ul><li>Idiomatic humor </li></ul>
  8. 8. Articles <ul><li>Appeared in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Yorker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harper’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Esquire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Western Humanities Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ninth Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Atlantic Monthly </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Honors <ul><li>Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President for Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1998-1999 </li></ul><ul><li>PEN / Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, 2000 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Weekend – Characters <ul><li>George </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex-english professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes to get drunk with old students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lenore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timid woman, lives with george </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t speak what she is thinking </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Weekend – Characters (cont’d) <ul><li>Sarah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old student of George’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped george get rehired as teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Julie </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah’s friend for two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies with Lenore </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Weekend <ul><li>George and Lenore live together with a baby boy and a 5 year old girl, Maria. </li></ul><ul><li>George always invite his ex-students to stay for the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Lenore overheard george calling her “simple” to one of her guests. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Weekend <ul><li>George usually takes “hikes” with the girls he invites to stay for the weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>The girls’ friends usually stay at the house and play with children and help with dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>One man asks Lenore how she lets George take these hikes. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Weekend <ul><li>Julie and Sarah come to visit george for the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>George and Sarah go for a “Hike” while Julie and Lenore stay home, then it starts to rain. </li></ul><ul><li>Julie takes Lenore’s car to search for them and returns unsuccessful. </li></ul><ul><li>Julie is alarmed that Lenore is not worried. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Weekend <ul><li>When George and Sarah return, they claim to have just sat at a restaurant while they waited for the rain to pass, then hitch-hiked home. </li></ul><ul><li>The rest of the day they spent in the house talking next to the fire and eating dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>That evening George and Sarah go back outside in the rain while Lenore goes upstairs to put the child to bed. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Weekend <ul><li>While George and Sarah are outside Julie and Lenore talk about what they could be doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Lenore doesn’t like to think about it. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Weekend <ul><li>George and Sarah return to the house drunk and hanging on eachother. </li></ul><ul><li>George tells Lenore and Julie, “Speak no evil, Hear no evil” as he hugs Sarah and claims that he is in love with her. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah takes off running upstairs and starts to cry. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Weekend <ul><li>Lenore tends to the baby that woke up because of Sarah’s crying, then continues to bed herself. </li></ul><ul><li>Julie informs Lenore that her and Sarah are leaving and they do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Lenore can’t sleep so she goes downstairs where George is obviously disgruntled about Sarah not letting him have his way with her. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Weekend <ul><li>Lenore lays her head on George’s shoulder and they remain sitting together in silence. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Chilly Scenes of Winter <ul><li>Originally released as Head Over Heels (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj_2LxY757I </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju9yFA1S7K8 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Current Projects <ul><li>A novella and a new collection of stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing about photography for the 21st Century: A Journal of Contemporary Photography </li></ul>
  22. 22. Review Questions <ul><li>Where was Ann Beattie born? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where did she receive her bachelor’s degree and when? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American University (1969) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Review Questions cont’d <ul><li>What is her position at the University of Virginia? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgar Allen Poe Chair of the Dept. of English and Writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the name of the movie released in 1979 based on her first novel? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head over Heels (1979) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Web-site review <ul><li>http://biography.jrank.org/pages/4143/Beattie-Ann.html </li></ul><ul><li>No links, media or graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Accurately describes Beattie’s life </li></ul><ul><li>Useful research information </li></ul>
  25. 25. Websites used in Presentation <ul><li>http://www.engl.virginia.edu/faculty/beattie_ann.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/57553/Ann-Beattie </li></ul>

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