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University of Portsmouth English Literature and English Language Taster Afternoon

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 12:45 - 16:00

Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ


We're delighted to invite you and your Year 12 / Access students to visit the University and attend your choice of two English Literature and English Language taster sessions:

Programme for the day:

12:45 - 1:00 Arrival and refreshments

1:00 - 1:25 The differences between English Language and English Literature, Dr Christopher Pittard (English Literature Admissions Tutor)

1:30 - 2:15 First taster session. Attendees choose from:

  • Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. This session will examine Twelfth Night’s ambiguous status as containing elements of both comedy and tragedy, questioning generic boundaries in reading Shakespeare’s work.
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. A workshop examining the relationship between Frankenstein and eighteenth and nineteenth-century debates concerning science and progress.
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. A consideration of how Atwood crosses generic forms to comment on the construction of gender roles.
  • English in the World - the World in English. This will connect to the A-level curriculum themes of language diversity, language change, and language and identity. Students will explore the diversity of English in different geographical and social contexts. This will be a workshop-style session where students will take part in activities and discussion.

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:35 – 15:20 Second taster session. Attendees choose from:

  • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Looking at Tess of the D’Urbervilles in light of Victorian debates around the ‘Woman Question’ and the ‘New Woman’, and exploring ways in which Tess both conforms to and challenges nineteenth-century constructions of femininity.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go. This session will interactively deal with preconceptions of ‘realist’ versus ‘science fiction’ writing, the notions of memory and identity and how these are challenged by writing in a different and potentially unexpected genre.

  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. A consideration of how Atwood crosses generic forms to comment on the construction of gender roles.

  • The Language of Consent. This will connect to the A-Level curriculum themes of persuasive language, language in context, analytical techniques, and investigating language use. This session will look at media representation of sexual assault cases and the language used in the courtroom, with a focus on techniques for analysing language in context/broader issues of media discourse and power. Teachers should be aware that this topic will be dealt with sensitively and at an appropriate level for the students. This will be a workshop-style session where students will take part in activities and discussion.

15:20 – 15:45 Summary, 'What next?' info and close

Please indicate your choice of taster sessions, together with any additional support or dietary requirements when booking. Please also let us know how you plan to travel to the event.


FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE BOOKING INDIVIDUAL TICKETS Please complete student under 'job title' and your college/school name under 'company'. Thank you.

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King Henry I Street

Portsmouth

PO1 2DZ

United Kingdom

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