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JM Barrie, Peter Pan and Finding Neverland

This unit outline deals with the significance of JM Barrie and his work to fantasy and engages students in a study of different contexts.

The Art of Travel: Representations of landscape

David Strange offers ways into Module C: Representation of People and Landscapes using the text The Art of Travel.

Utopias and Dystopias

Dr Peter Marks takes us through some of the key issues and the history of writing about Utopia, from Plato’s The Republic to More’s Utopia , Huxley’s Brave New World , Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale an...

Worldspace in Frankenstein and Blade Runner

This essay explores parallels between Frankenstein and Blade Runner in order to illuminate key differences between their respective worldspaces, and examine how character experiences, regardless of t...

Valuing the overlooked: Approaches to Reading Austen and Weldon

A consideration of this pairing of texts in Module A Advanced, from different contexts, considering Weldon’s fictocritical response, and suggesting some areas of comparison with Austen's Pride and Pr...

My world through Prufrockian-coloured lenses

A unit dealing with the study of Eliot's poem within a modernist context.

2011 Issue 4

This edition of mETAphor is a pot pourri containing articles on Romanticism, the influence of the King James Bible on English Literature, the International Baccalaureate and units for Stages 4 and 5....

Margaret Edson’s W;t reconsidered

A reading of the W;t/ Donne pairing of texts for Module A and responding to a previous article “Against Certitiude: considering Margaret Edson’s W;t in context” by Mark Howie in 2009, Issue 4.

The Tempest: a text from the Age of Discovery

The Tempest : A text from the Age of Discovery Magar Etmekdjian offers a reading of The Tempest as part of the Age of Discovery.

The Personal Response: preparing students in the preliminary course for the challenge

Teaching Shakespeare in the Preliminary HSC course. NB. Incorrect information about changes to NSW curriculum at the beginning of the article.

Julius Caesar and The Prince: the effect of context, purpose and audience on the shaping of meaning

Derek Peat offers ideas for understanding and comparing the contexts of Julius Caesar and The Prince

Australian Gothic

Explores the Gothic genre in Australia as being revolutionary and dangerous. Discusses The Tracker and The White Earth as well as the transformations of characters in Gothic literature and the explor...

Valuing King Lear in different contexts

This article looks at productions of King Lear from 1908 (Germany), 1962 (England) and 1981 (Hungary), as well as feminist and anonymous readings.

Literary responses to the Space Age: An annotated bibliography

Mark Azzopardi lists related texts suitable for use in Extension 1: Genre Science Fiction, all with annotations.

Redesigning Texts

One way of exploring how meaning is made through texts is by identifying the assumptions that underlie them and replacing those with others. The text is then re-composed on the basis of these new ...

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