Monthly Archives: March 2015

On “Billenium”, second part

Dear all, In our last tutorial meeting, we started to read Ballard’s short story. Tomorrow, we are finishing our analysis of the text. Consider the following aspects as you keep on reading: – Bureaucracy and statistics – How personal and … Continue reading

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Women’s Writing

Last Friday we started to analyse “The Yellow Wall-paper” and there was a theme we all considered present in Perkins Gilman’s short story: women writing. Next class we are further into this issue. I hereby share with you some quotations … Continue reading

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Metaliterary reflections

Another interesting concept that cropped up when analysing “Sonnet 18” was that of “metaliterature”. 1) Below, provide definitions of the term and acknowldge sources. 2) How is this concept relevant to our literary analysis? 3) Why does the word “lines” … Continue reading

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Where is meaning? In the writer? In the context? In the text? In the reader?

Last class we watched David Gilmour perform “Sonnet 18” by Shakespeare: When analysing the poem, some issues related to the Bard’s intentions when writing it emerged. Many of you thought that the text was about Shakespeare’s identity and his true … Continue reading

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On “Billenium”, a short story by J. G. Ballard

We will start our meetings with this science-fictional text. Last year, we read “Report on a Threatened City” and you became familiar with this genre… 1) What are the typical features of science fiction? Think of them and list them. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Language and Lit Tutorials!

Dear all, this year I will be sharing with you the weekly tutorials in which we will strengthen what you deal with in class with Pato and we may tackle some content not seen with the rest of the group … Continue reading

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Images related to “The Yellow Wall-paper”

I’m sharing the image which precedes my version of Perkins Gilman’s short story. We will discuss it when analysing this text. Take the following questions as a guide for our analysis. How suitable do you think the image is? What … Continue reading

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The Yellow Wall-paper

Next class we are going to read and analyse a short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Here you can find the link to the story http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1952/1952-h/1952-h.htm I’m sure you will enjoy it! And this is the glog … Continue reading

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Welcome Senior 4!

This year finds us together again to keep on reading and analysing Literature. More poems and short stories will open their pages for us to (try to) understand, misunderstand or not to understand anything at all! At this stage, we … Continue reading

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