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Some pics of 'epic' Rome, and a few notes on the film Gladiator, with notes on its epic qualities. Usable with ideas of epic genre, literature through film. Pictures feature triumphal arches, the Collosseum, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Pantheon, and Trajan's Markets (a two-story Roman 'shopping mall'!). My own photographs, taken in open access, public areas.
Some pictures of the Belvedere Garden in Vienna, with a quick reference 'factfile' in support of the images. The Belvedere is a free access, public space. I have not included images of the restricted parts of the garden or palace. The photographs are my own.
Guide to what's where in Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. The numbers refer to page numbers in Helen Cooper's edition for Oxford World's Classics, but can be used with other editions, as all is in the same order.
Don't get lost in Paradise Lost! Here is a quick reference guide to who and what is where in Milton's epic. Can be used with any edition.
A list illustrating the nature of the epic genre, linking medieval epic (in this case, especially the Song of Roland and the Bayeux Tapestry) with epic film (in this case, Gladiator, Fall of the Roman Empire, and El Cid...)
A list of topics and issues in Early Modern literature and culture, arising from study of Aphra Behn, but used to contextualise all my Early Modern and Enlightenment texts. Can be used 'as is' or adapted, changed, challenged, added to etc...
This class concentrates on the Restoration, but the methodology can be used for any classes...
These instructions were designed for students making posters for a seventeenth-century assessment. They can be used for classwork, for just about any purpose. Thinking about posters, dvd and book covers can help students organise their thoughts for writing essays.
A modern English rendition of The Gest of Robin Hood, for use with non-Middle English students, etc...etc...or as a parallel text
A quick 'ready-to-use' resource...a list of classical rhetorical devices, as an aid to spotting them. Brief, and to the point...I use this with Restoration/Early Enlightenment students
Want to talk about film but not sure what the terms mean? The terminology actually does help to analyse the film clip or still images from films. It can be put onto a vle, or given to students as a handout.
Another discussion starter, can be used with any suitable subject. As with all class activities, equality of access has to be borne in mind.
I used this with Margaret Cavendish's Female Orations, each group making an image of the 'lady' described by Cavendish in her 'academy'. I then photographed the images for display on the class vle. The idea can be used with any suitable text/s. As with all class activity, equal opportunity has to be borne in mind.
A good way of approaching a 'difficult' text, particularly suitable as an ice-breaking exercise for new students. Very good for Medieval/renaissance/early modern, but can be used with any suitable text from any period.
A generic ready-to-use or adaptable resource for explaining how to write an explanatory text in support of a project. This is used in literature projects, as an aid to assessment, but can be used in order to help devise learning outcomes and assessment criteria. For more on creative assessment criteria, see the ESC project, on the ESC site.
A modern English version of the Gamelyn story...for quick reference, or use as a parallel text, or with people who cannot (or don't want to) cope with the Middle English text
Another scene-by-scene for a popular film with medievalists and history tutors, as a ready-to-use resource or a template for adaptation or application to another film of your choice.
A scene-by-scene account of a film frequently used by medievalists. This can be used as a 'user-ready' resource for classes, or as a template for writing your own account of any film you wish to use.