Genre

Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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On the weekend, I saw Interstellar. Although I am a fan of Christopher Nolan (most recent Batman movies, Inception), I had pretty low expectations that I would enjoy it, because: I’m not really a fan of space movies; I’m not…

Introducing your student to the horror genre

Genre is one of the easiest things to introduce to junior English students, because it’s something that spoken about in everyday. What’s your favourite type/genre of movie? Crime? Romantic comedy? Sci fi? Horror texts are particularly good to examine, because…

Genre: Tragedy – Shakespeare

Mid last year, I wrote about the tragedy genre. I had a brief summation of the elements of tragedy and a list of possible tragic texts. The most well-known tragic texts, however, are the ones written by Shakespeare. Shakespearean tragedy…

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…

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…

Blade Runner: Context – Quick Questions

Here is a quick breakdown of the contextual issues  and styles reflected in Blade Runner. Rather than give you straight out answers, I’ve constructed a series of leading questions (with links to where you can read up on the answer).…