Tag Archives: literature

The explosion of the visual: illustrated albums triumph in bookstores

The explosion of the visual: illustrated albums triumph in bookstores

Anyone who goes to a library will see that the children’s section is increasingly populated by large format books, full of illustrations and with little text. We enter a bookstore and from the window we already see the presence of works for children in hard cover and with impressive images. There is no Early Childhood classroom that […] … learn more→

Understanding apocalyptic events through literature

Understanding apocalyptic events through literature

In recent years, we have seen an epic scale of destruction caused by war, terrorism, global warming, famine and the obliteration of human cultural artifacts. These events could be considered apocalyptic — either on a global scale, or as threats to specific communities. When I began studying apocalypses in literature four years ago, my focus was on events like the Holocaust and the […] … learn more→

Working with literatures? take a hands on hips stance

Working with literatures? take a hands on hips stance

Hand on hips. That’s the stance to take with literatures work. Hands on hips is a metaphor. Think about times when you have put your hands on your hips, stood back and looked at something. Your gaze is not neutral and neither is your thinking. You are summing up. What does this thing in front […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: “Looking for Alaska”

The Tennessee legislature recently passed a bill stating that teachers cannot encourage “gateway sexual activity,” as part of the state\’s abstinence-based sexual education movement. Seizing the opportunity implied by the new law, officials in Sumner County last week banned John Green’s Young Adult novel “Looking for Alaska” from the school curriculum because it contains an […] … learn more→

Landscape, literature, life

Over the past few years, the genre of ‘nature writing’ has seen a new sense of urgency, fostered by a growing awareness of a natural world under pressure. Dr Robert Macfarlane, from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, believes that writers have played, and continue to play, a central role in conservation by engaging […] … learn more→

Master of Arts (Classics)

The Master of Arts specialising in Classics – by coursework and thesis – is designed for students who wish to undertake study in the language, history, literature, art, or other aspects of ancient Greek and Roman culture. … learn more→