England 2023: Overview Please join me on this pilgrimage which begins in July 2023. Find all the details at the following link: https://www.reho.com/bespoke-trips/1000-years-of-poetry-and-the-contemplative-tradition-england-2023/ The adventure begins in London on the site where Chaucer’s pilgrims set out in 1390. Next comes Canterbury, with its Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and its legacy of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket.…
Category: Extra-Mural Teaching
Greetings and farewell from A/Prof Michael Griffith (Literature: Strathfield)
I am retiring after 45 years at ACU. While it certainly sounds a long time, I remember vividly my first days on Castle Hill Campus in 1977 and then the flow of new literature students, through Castle Hill, then Mount Saint Mary and occasionally MacKillop. Every year a wonderful crop of new faces, new enthusiasms!…
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.
This amazing painting by Ford Madox Brown in the mid-19th Century shows the powerful interconnections between literature and art. Here is a depiction of the Father of English Poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, reading his wonder Canterbury Tales to the King. And there are all the medieval people around him who might have formed part of his…
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:
Mission Australia, Clemente Introduction to Literature: Poetry
Please find here the link to the Zoom recording of the session on October 1st: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/TMAIrPWiav3Rr5BoufNFo44fYmypAjuTEgw-vWXcu2yXmV985d0yQYYYXglETRfJ.FR6d73cLwkKOzbB_ Please find here also the White Board document for this week:
Hamlet Act 1, Scene 5 Clemente Week 5 2020
Please find the link to the video lecture for week 5 here: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/IZqtMnraRUk95u0_E0LdMP_gDo_4ouvJnwmw_c-yS8c9hYp_a9EP6Xt8Kxo-zxc.k5cQNRsNejApBvvj You can also find here the study questions document for week 5:
Hamlet for Mission Australia Week 3
Please find the Zoom recording for this week attached, together with other important documents that were circulated in class. Here is the recording: https://acu.zoom.us/rec/share/8uX2EoEwkwwTUZkn8GAxpAD51WirfzLFBuUy9TDXi0c8Js_HqzUCew0J-hfqqmLN.MjW6_zc8WkhFFTZl
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…