Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Literary Criticism Research : Streaming Videos

How to find analytical studies of literary works

Films on Demand

The Films On Demand database can be found in the library's Databases A-Z list.

  • Log into Atlas. 
  • On the homepage, click on "Search the Library."
  • You will be redirected to the library's search page.
  • At the top ribbon, click on the "Databases A-Z" tab.
  • Scroll down and click on the "Films On Demand" link.
  • Enter either the video's 5-digit number or its title.
  • You can also search by author's name, name of the work, or name of literary theme.

Examples for Assignment: Speech with "Global Impact"

Films On Demand Database:

(Video descriptions provided by Infobase)


The following are examples of literary criticism available in the database.  Search the database for a particular author, work, or literary theme -


Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre # 8671

Literary Criticism of "Jane Eyre" (01:33)

Although some modern critics interpret the novel as a triumph of female determination and fortitude, others disclaim it as a feminist novel because Jane was forced into independence. Jane and Bronte reject Victorian stereotypes of femininity

Isabel Allende: Reflections #41354

Literary Criticism (01:27)

Allende's The House of the Spirits has been unfairly compared to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a book in the genre of "magical realism." Allende discusses criticism of her work.

Isabel Allende: Reflections  #41354

Criticism of Isabel Allende (01:29)

Isabel Allende is criticized for her "flamboyance" among other things. The writer takes criticism in her stride.

Isabel Allende: The Woman’s Voice in Latin American Literature #4239
Criticism of Her Work (02:40)

Allende is disturbed by critics, often male, who criticize her work as too sentimental because they do not like Magic Realism and Latin American stories but prefer controlled, minimalist literature.

Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist of Words #30017

Literary Success and Criticism (02:46)

The Pilgrimage introduced millions to the mystical pilgrimage to Santiago. Coelho's books all have central characters searching for their personal legend and discovering their true vocations. Critics claim his work is unoriginal and formulaic.

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Diane Dalrymple
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.