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Comparing Nineteenth century fiction with Contemporary Young Adult fiction

  Images: http://www.gramunion.com/monamay.tumblr.com/149125847167; https://mattbredmond.com/2012/01/20/the-house-of-truth-and-the-hearth-of-kindness/   Studying 19th century fiction is also an exciting exploration of changing styles, contexts, characters and narrative trajectories. Take the following two extracts. The first from Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s bildungsroman charting the development of the eponymous protagonist as she negotiates her way through various residences, relationships and revelations. The second is… Continue reading Comparing Nineteenth century fiction with Contemporary Young Adult fiction

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Of Windows and (Imaginary) Walking in Jane Eyre

Men in 19th century literature like walking. For some, like Wordsworth, it was not only a spur to prick the sides of his imaginative intent, but also a tactile reaction to the creeping industrialisation that took humans further each day away from nature; for others, like some of Charles Dickens’ characters, they walked because they… Continue reading Of Windows and (Imaginary) Walking in Jane Eyre

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Post script to “The Flaneur in Jekyll and Hyde”: uncanny homes

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

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Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition

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

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Y11 some key Jekyll and Hyde quotes

Here are some key quotes from Jekyll and Hyde. There is a lot I know, but we will be working with these in next Tuesday’s revision session. Can you find out what the quote refers to/who says it? Do you notice any patterns? Ape-like fury Rich lurid brown like the light of some strange conflagration… Continue reading Y11 some key Jekyll and Hyde quotes