Subject

6

Date & time

Tue, 6 Nov 2018
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£23 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students of the AQA B specification

In a programme designed to inspire, support and entertain, four expert speakers will explore the literary, social and international perspectives of this A-level option, offering comprehensive strategies for approaching set texts. This outstanding day will provide students with invaluable insights and helpful guidance to allow them to achieve their very best in the examination. Topics covered will include Shakespearean tragedy, tragedy in the novel and a session exploring poetry and other genres. We are delighted to announce that former Chief Examiner Stella Canwell MBE will chair this day.

Programme & speakers

Tragedy in Shakespeare Nick Hutchison, Actor, Director and Lecturer

Nick Hutchison will provide insights and entertainment as he explores Shakespearean tragedy, focusing on the role of the tragic villain, the use of plots and sub-plots and the way in which language is used to heighten the sense of tragedy.

Nick Hutchison

About Nick Hutchison

Nick Hutchison is an actor, director and lecturer who has directed Shakespeare’s plays across the globe. He lectures for Shakespeare’s Globe and at universities worldwide and on Jacobean Theatre for LAMDA and RADA.

Defining tragedy, the tragic genre and tragic sub-genres Neil Bowen, Teacher, lecturer and author

Neil Bowen will explore definitions and genres of tragedy in terms of literary style, focusing on the literary context for these tragic aspects and using a range of examples from some popular set texts.

Neil Bowen

About Neil Bowen

An experienced Head of English and a freelance writer, Neil Bowen is the author of a range of books, articles and English resources and a member of Ofqual’s experts panel for English.  He is the author of The Art of Writing English Essays for GCSE, co-author of The Art of Writing English Essays for A-level and Beyond and of The Art of Poetry, volumes 1-5.  Neil also created and runs the Peripeteia project bridging the gap between A-level and degree level English courses.

Comparing and linking texts across genre and time Julia Geddes, Examiner, teacher, textbook author

Julia Geddes will draw on the set drama and poetry texts to suggest connections across genre and time and consider how ideas of tragedy are subject to change. There will be a particular focus on Miller and Keats.

Julia Geddes

About Julia Geddes

Julia Geddes is an experienced Head of English, a Senior Examiner for a major examination board and a textbook author. She has published many study guides for both GCSE and A-level students.

Reworking tragedy: old forms for new contexts Simon Avery, University of Westminster

Concepts of tragedy have been continually reworked across the centuries in order to deal with new pressing issues and concerns. Drawing on set texts, this session will explore inherited conventions of tragedy in the novels of Thomas Hardy and F.Scott Fitzgerald.

Simon Avery

About Simon Avery

Dr Simon Avery is Reader in nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Westminster, where he teaches courses on fiction and poetry from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.