Category: Exploring Literature (Clemente)

Short Stories by Alice Walker and Tim Winton

What a wonderful closing session we had to day with Ian, Wei, Ben, Jimmy, Rosanna and myself, discussing the themes and ideas in these two powerful stories by two of the world’s best contemporary story tellers: African American Alice Walker and Australian surfer Tim Winton. Listen in to the lecture here: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/3re0teYtVLro_wVO_pEFHXf24Mn41U_6O7wlP-CtIO2KsB3rGoDXNbIZxLOQGspe.j7nC9tPHvl9qtr4I And here is…

Short Stories by Kate Chopin and Henry Lawson!

So today is our second week of work on the genre of Prose Fiction and these two authors exemplify a range of techniques and express a variety of themes. Check out our White-Board Discussion file below and listen in to the video lecture that we all enjoyed on Zoom: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/1zX6rvpN10xtJRTm0tD6dvw_edRsGOchid6UNB8CeDCfOs5L2GfKZhrTZV4aOGU.H-lrA_IfSK11zYDR

Lecture on our Art Gallery Visit, linking literary texts to some of the paintings.

Click here to listen and watch. Here are some great insights by our students on their experience of the art works viewed together with reflections on literary texts inspired by the paintings or vice versa: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/4rcmWfNrB2A5ch5jpqhm51RZ5VYoaLbltRNWxoC7vX5pgjlKSnmhCGXdRDFuz4dd.y4-SwbRXnes4ajYG We also on this day began discussing the prose that we will be exploring over the next few weeks.…

Mission Australia/ Clemente/ Art Gallery Visit 8th October 2020: How does understanding the visual arts deepen my understanding of the way literature communicates its experiences, its stories…. ??

Audio Recording of our walk round the gallery: Here are the art works that we explored. Look at these along with the audio above:

Hamlet for Clemente (Mission Australia Students 2020) Week 2.

Please find here the annotated pages from the Shakespeare School Shakespeare which is the set text for these students. You will be able to help your students more effectively if you familiarize yourself with these pages. Each week the relevant documents will be posted here, as will the recordings of their 2 hour class. As…

ENGL104 Clemente Introduction to Literature August 2020

Here are the slides and the recording for this week’s lecture. The recording is a little frustrating to listen to because you will only be able to hear my side of the conversation. From next week I will be posting up the video version of our sessions (with student permission) and you will then be…

Class given to African American Clemente Students In the Centre of Harlem

What a gift this was to be to share my insights on and understanding of Australian Indigenous literature with this passionate, switched-on group of Harlem Clemente students. They were so keen to hear and know about their less well -off brothers and sisters down-under. I shared with them the way that our university supports Indigenous…

Clemente Campbelltown – Prose 2: Tim Winton, George Orwell, Henry Lawson…

Please find here a reading of Tim Winton’s “Sand” together with a class discussion on this amazingly virtuosic prose writer who seems to be able to bend language to the shape of whatever takes his fancy! Enjoy this wonderful class interaction with the students at Campbelltown! Click on each of these images to enlarge them:…

The Merchant of Venice for Clemente Students (and Blog Topics)

Hello All, this week we begin our “serious” professional rehearsals with the Bell Shakespeare Company who are going to help us prepare our scenes for performance on November 1st. Here is the PROMO for our performance- please distribute this to your friends! THE BLOG TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK IS SIMPLY A REVIEW OF YOUR ATTENDANCE…

David Malouf on Campus at Strathfield and at Mission Australia Surry Hills

ACU students both on and off campus had the real privilege today of interacting with David Malouf about The Conversations at Curlow Creek (Strathfield) and Remembering Babylon (Surry Hills). David was wonderfully generous both with his time and his responses and students in both locations were equally wonderful in their thoughtful preparation and deep questioning. Here are…

The Merchant of Venice with Bell Shakespeare and Clemente Students

Please find here the beginning of some useful resources for our study: Bell Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (this is what we are going to see in a few weeks): https://www.bellshakespeare.com.au/whats-on/the-merchant-of-venice/ Review of Bell Shakepeare’s production (by the Australian Book Review): https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-arts/4166-the-merchant-of-venice-bell-shakespeare Wikipedia’s overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merchant_of_Venice Here also is the PDF of the Introduction and Act 1 of The Merchant…

Art Gallery Visit with Clemente Students: How Can Art Inform My Understanding of Literature?

Clemente Visit to the NSW Art Gallery 2017 ENGL104 Core Question: How Can Art Deepen Our Understanding Of Literature? BLOG TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK: Chose any ONE of the paintings (or art works) studied today. Describe the painting (or art work)  of your choice and say how this painting (or art work) has expanded your…

David Malouf – Remembering Babylon- again!

Hello All, please find in this blog ALL the recordings from the last two weeks. Here also is the white board image from yesterday’s class: Here are your instructions for getting to the NSW Art Gallery for 2.30pm NEXT WEDNESDAY: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/visit-us/plan-your-visit/getting-here/ See you there next week! Enjoy!

Clemente Blog Addresses Spring 2017

Neil Campbell https://nineteenyearsinsideout.wordpress.com Josh Heilpern https://beinginthecreativezone.wordpress.com Ray Morgan https://raymorganblog.wordpress.com Ronan Parnell https://parnellpoetryoriginals.wordpress.com Adelaide Pascoe https://portamoreweb.wordpress.com Rima Pritchard https://rima309.wordpress.com Kyungshin Song https://kaysongblog.wordpress.com Yvette Whitty https://gingercat310.wordpress.com Patricia https://ninablog548.wordpress.com/ Colin Leong https://colin10100010.wordpress.com