New year new titles and what is so special about the Lit tuition here?


20140201_204733[1]A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Adding a new title is a lot of work but it demonstrates my commitment to help as many students as possible.

There are many special features of the Literature sessions. Some of them are as follows:

  • no downloading of online materials from Wikipedia, Sparknotes or Bookrags.
  • no simple relating of events in the book

Instead there will be:

  • understanding the contexts. – relating the texts to certain periods such as modernism, postmodernism, naturalist theatre, etc and to the events and cultural phenomena of the period in which the texts are set.
  • detailed analysis and interpretation of events, actions and dialogue
  • mapping of literary and cultural theories onto the reading of the texts
  • analysing questions and practising answering them.