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Preliminary Extension Module: Texts, Culture and Value, 'The Madwoman in the Attic' - How has she been Appropriated?

This brief unit outline considers the concept of appropriation in relation to the representation of the 'madwoman' in Jane Eyre . Numerous related texts and resources are suggested.

Writing for Extension 2: Free Falling into Fiction

Support for writing the creative major work , exercises, establishing character and writing description plus examples, what’s at stake, word choice, not being didactic, back-story.

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...

Developing Concepts of Narrative through Film

Through the use of film this unit explores the essential constructedness of narrative and the integral role of narrative in the way we understand our lives.

Voices out of Africa: a preliminary advanced English unit

This six week unit introduces students to the ideas of postcolonialism through short stories by African women writers: Acholonu and Kabagarama. Research, close readings, guiding questions serve to en...

Assessment Task Year 8 Character Study

Year 8 assessment task on characterisation relating to characterisation program .

Experimental Writing

This unit explores the myriad characterstics of experimental creative writing and engages students through a number of written activites.

When we freeze we die

Rogan Jacobson provides a comparative reading centred on way the protagonsits of Le Carre’s The Spy who came in from the Cold and Greene’s The Quiet American , negotiate their lives in a world after ...

Avoiding the Trenchpits of Frontline

A critical analysis of factors influencing the representation of truth in three Frontline episodes, and suggestions for student repsonses.

Characterisation program Years 5-8

Norfolk Island Central School worked with their primary teachers to produce this program on characterisation.

Picture Books and Perspective: Zoo and The House of Narcissus

Kate Murphy examines how the narrator’s perspective in Zoo and The House of Narcissus can be used to explore key themes.

Wag the Dog and Module C

A practical overview of all areas of Module C: representation, context, setting, imagery, perspective, personalities, events, situations, related texts, techniques and notetaking for Wag the Dog .

Frankenstein and Blade Runner: Creating a Master Race

Derek Peat considers how Nazism places a new slant on the Frankenstein / Blade Runner connection .


A reconsideration of Romulus my Father focuses specifically on the representation of the father and mother and considers these in the context of the Area of Study, Belonging.

Blondes Do Have More Fun

The blonde stereotype exploded in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Legally Blonde. The shift in gender values reflects changes in context. Student activities for both films.
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