Michel de Certeau is one of the foremost thinkers on everyday space. In an essay on walking written in 1984, (to be found in his book ‘The Practice of Everyday Life’) he wrote that walking is very much akin to a speech act, and that stories begin at ground level with footsteps. This is rather… Continue reading Post script to “The Flaneur in Jekyll and Hyde”: uncanny homes
Hi Y11 Here are the revision posters for Macbeth you wanted to me to put on the blog. I’ve also tidied up the notes we made in class:
Hi Year 11 Here are the Macbeth plans you produced in our revision session today. We responded to these two questions: Macbeth’s ‘cannot taint with fear’ suggests fear is something that physically affects you (also perhaps “I have forgotten the taste of fear”). Fear is both intangible – cannot be grasped – (Banquo, for example… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision posters
Hi Year 11 In a lunchtime revision session today, Jennifer shared this list of key quotes from all the poems. I said that I’d put it on the blog, so you need to thank Jen for the work. Suggestion: for each of these poems, reduce the list to 3 quotes, each with three or four words… Continue reading Y11 – Power and Conflict quotes from Jennifer!
Here are the slides we used and produced in the lessons on Thursday. First the question. Alongside this is a possible way of structuring your response. It’s one way, not THE way. Some of you might find this too restrictive; others like it because it has a neat division between extract and whole: The first thing… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides
Sometime simple ideas come to me in the process of talking to students … This week, we were talking about the importance of bringing everything back to the ideas of power and conflict – after all, that’s the cluster we’re studying. Getting our heads round these two (let’s face it rather huge) concepts, we decided to… Continue reading Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition
Here are some quotes for An Inspector Calls Seven stage directions Pink and intimate … Bright and harder Heavily comfortable but not cosy and homelike He creates at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness Cutting through massively Now Mrs Birling. Enters, briskly and self-confidently Birling: (looking at them all triumphantly) [after Gerald suggests… Continue reading An Inspector Calls quotes