Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yr 8 Genre: Fairy Tales

History: Fairy tales were not originally for children, but were violent and had adult themes. They were told and passed on orally (by word of mouth) from generation to generation. In the 18th century, they became a popular form of…

The direction of Tutor Tales

Hey all, Recently I haven’t been writing up many posts about Year 12 HSC texts or subjects. Although this may be what most visitors come to read up on, this ie because I actually don’t have any Year 12 students…

Amy Heckerling’s Clueless: Context

Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, and released in 1995 USA. Target audience: worldwide appeal, but particularly towards teenage audiences TEEN FLICK GENRE Why do you think Heckerling employs so many pop cultural references in Clueless? What cinematic styles show…

Jane Austen’s Emma: Context

Written by Austen (1775-1817). Published in 1816. REGENCY AGE (1812-1830) Austen’s time was filled with socio-political changes, such as the Industrial Revolution and American Revolution. However, Austen chose to set Emma in a very static, parochial village. Why do you…

Genre: Tragedy texts

I am not sure if this is a recent introduction in some schools, but some students are already studying genre in earlier years than Year 12. For example, either in Year 10 or in Year 11 as part of their…