"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information." -Paulo Friere

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jane Eyre genres

Jane Eyre could fit into multiple genres: romance, gothic horror, bildungsroman (coming of age).

1. Here are some trailers for various Jane Eyre movies. Which of the genres does each trailer emphasize?

1943 Version

1983 Version

1996 Version

2011 Version

2. Explore what the central conflict is according to each of these lenses. 

3. In what ways does the novel fit and exceed the conventions of each genre?

4. How does the inclusion of these various elements impact the theme of the work as a whole?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stereotypes and Things Fall Apart

As we dive into Things Fall Apart, we're taking a moment to think about stereotypes of Africa, reading and responding to the satirical article "How to Write About Africa."

Next, please check out this Instagram feed:  Everyday Africa

Click through 10 or 15 pictures that interest you. How do these pictures portray different sides of this vast continent than are usually written about?