The Washington and Lee University Library’s Kanopy streaming video service gives the W&L community (current students, faculty, and staff) online access to over 25,000 videos — documentaries, international features, cinema classics, etc. And the database just got bigger, as Kanopy’s April update identified dozens of newly-available films.
Please feel free to browse and watch as much as you would like, whether on-campus or off-campus. You never know what you might find.
For example, it was great to discover the wonderful award-winning documentary Ulises’ Odyssey, crafted by W&L alumna Lorena Manriquez (’88).
It also turns out that Kanopy includes over 2,500 programs from the Great Courses collection. It’s not everything from that acclaimed series; for instance, it omits Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, taught by W&L’s own George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts. However, Kanopy does include two courses featuring W&L Provost and Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English Marc Conner — The Irish Identity and How to Read and Understand Shakespeare.
If you find any more films in the Kanopy database which feature members of the extended W&L community, would you please notify Senior Reference Librarian Dick Grefe. Thanks.