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British Literature (sans Shakespeare)


British Literature (sans Shakespeare)

Yes, the sun may no longer set on the great Empire but so many schools still teach their literature.

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Comment by Ryan Goble on January 4, 2012 at 9:42pm

Hi Rachel - do consider posting your question up above so I can share it as a crowdsource ? with its own url - see this link. Stuff on the wall gets lost/ buried.

That said my wife used this article with her class (and if you post as a CS I'll repost it above!) -Industrial Revolution Provides Millions Of Out-Of-Work Children Wit...

And of course you might also dig Newt G's proposal for poor kids to clean toilets (brilliantly explored on the daily show) - unfortunately that is NOT satire.

If you post above in the discussion forum I'll add these links there too!

Comment by Rachel on January 4, 2012 at 8:56pm

I am teaching A Modest Proposal and I have been searching for modern written satire that would correlate. Any ideas?  Let me know!

Comment by Ryan Goble on April 9, 2010 at 5:47pm
I didn't see any allusions there yet but MC POP member Luke Rodesiler runs the use Use Your Allusion! wiki. Your allusions could be added!! it is very cool.
Comment by Tegan Madson Dion on April 9, 2010 at 5:41pm
Fab. I'm trying my best to make '84 pop for seniors w/ Spring Fevah and music helps!!
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 9, 2010 at 5:28pm
Tegan, thanks for sharing that tip! Also reminds me - David Bowie's album Diamond Dogs is a quasi-adaptation of the novel.
Comment by Tegan Madson Dion on April 9, 2010 at 5:24pm
Hey, if anyone is interested in assembling a rock opera version of 1984, consider using Muse's song "Resistance" which includes the lyric "Quell your prayers for love and peace, you'll wake the thought police/ We can hide the truth inside" and functions quite well, overall, as a love song for Winston and Julia.
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 29, 2009 at 2:28pm
Hey Everyone,

You might find this post CONTEST: Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in the">Poets and Writers group of interest!
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 11:40am
Hey Brit lit folks - you might be interestedin the British coming of age film I posted about in the film group - check the post here.
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 11:17am
I don't know if y'all are the the Making Shakespeare Pop group but you might want to check out the Wordle Allison Branch created for Julius Caesar (at the bottom of the discussion)! The strategy is certainly something you could crib for the characters in the novels/stories you are teaching.
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 25, 2009 at 4:53pm
If you're not in the graphic novels and comics group you might want to check out this post with a link to a comic on Multiple Intelligences.

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