This study day is designed for VCE literature teachers to deepen their understanding of a selection of set texts, focusing in particular on the study of ‘Literary Perspectives’.
Since the aim of 'Literary Perspectives' is to explore how different schools of literary criticism can assist students to develop and structure their own interpretations, we will explore various critical perspectives appropriate to each of the prescribed genres - the novel, the play, the short story, and the poem.
A different text will be presented each week by experts. The format will be a lecture in which the lecturer develops at least two 'literary perspectives’ on the text. After a short catered break, we will immediately resume with a Q&A seminar. Prior to the course there will be an online forum (Learning Management System) enabling registered participants to access scholarly articles exemplifying various schools of literary criticism. These articles, plus the lecture, will form the basis for the seminar discussion.
Professional Certificates of participation will be offered upon completion of the course and VIT applicable.
Afternoon tea is provided at each session
$60 per session (GST inclusive)
Arts West (Building 148), the University of Melbourne, Parkville
Here's what previous participants loved about the program...
"Being able to think about the poetry as a student rather than as a teacher…"
"Receiving a Uni experience of studying a text..."
"Conversations with other literature teachers…"
- Friday 9 March
Kim Scott, Dean Man Dance
Presented by Professor Ken Gelder, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 16 March
Ceridwen Dovey, Only the Animals
Presented by Margot Thompson, experienced VCE Literature teacher and examiner
- Friday 23 March
Sylvia Plath, Ariel
Presented by Professor Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English
- Friday 20 April
Chris Wallace-Crabbe, New and Selected Poems
Presented by Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 27 April
Shelagh Delaney, A Taste of Honey
Presented by Associate Professor Paul Rae, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 4 May
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard
Presented by Dr James Jiang, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 11 May
Robert Browning, Selected Poems
Presented by Dr Tom Ford, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 18 May
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Presented by Dr David McInnis, Gerry Higgins Senior Lecturer, English and Theatre Studies
- Friday 25 May
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Presented by Dr Claire Thomas, English and Theatre Studies