This study day is designed for teachers involved in delivering the syllabus for the ‘Interpreting Texts’ component of VCE English Literature.

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Unit 4: Interpreting Texts

This study day is designed for teachers involved in delivering the syllabus for the ‘Interpreting Texts’ component of VCE English Literature, with a particular focus on the new area of study, ‘Literary Perspectives’. The aim of 'Literary Perspectives’ is to explore how exposure to different schools of literary criticism can assist students to develop and structure their own interpretation of a text. The study day explores various critical perspectives appropriate to each of the following genres—the novel, the play, and poetry.

The study day takes the format of a 45 minute lecture in which the lecturer develops at least two 'literary perspectives’ on a text, immediately followed by a seminar of 1 hour, 15 minutes. Prior to the study day an online forum (Learning Management System) is available giving registered participants access to scholarly articles exemplifying various schools of literary criticism. These articles, plus the lecture, form the basis for the seminar discussion. Class sizes are capped at 15 participants.

Professional certificates of participation are offered upon completion of the course for use in relation to VIT procedures.

Cost

$60 per session or $200 for the day

Enquiries

Caterina Sciacca, Community Education Manager

Phone: +61 3 8344 3996
Email: caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au