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