Topics for 2014/15

Sylvia Plath

http://www.angelfire.com/ab8/englishrox/The_Bell_Jar.pdf

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ssmith/separativeself.pdf

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/belljar/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/9793589/Sylvia-Plaths-Bell-Jar-still-haunts-me.html

http://www.shmoop.com/bell-jar/   (Remember when writing your own critical essay that the tone employed in these notes is not appropriate – it is much too informal. Snoop notes are deliberately informal to help you get to grips with difficult texts but critical essays must be written formally.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zku3sW_fMk The Bell Jar – the full movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2lMsVpRh5c Sylvia Plath interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmamNSa3sP8 Sylvia Plath documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpvEwrXYLGI ‘Sylvia’ film part 1

http://www.gradesaver.com/the-bell-jar/study-guide/summary

http://www.sylviaplath.info/

http://www.sylviaplath.de/

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/feb/08/sylvia-plath-reflections-on-her-legacy

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1244&context=etd_hon_theses

 

Girl interrupted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/girlinterrupted/summary.html

http://www.jsiming.com/parallel_universes.htm

http://deannatheory.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/analysis-6.html

http://www.communitycounselingservices.org/poc/view_doc.php?id=175&type=book&cn=8

 

 

Frankenstein

http://www.shmoop.com/frankenstein/

http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/4836639-frankenstein-or-the-modern-prometheus

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/frankenstein/frankenstein-at-a-glance

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein/context.html

http://www.bookrags.com/notes/frk/index.html#gsc.tab=0

http://www.novelguide.com/frankenstein

http://www.enotes.com/topics/frankenstein

http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homework-help-literature/36723-analysis-of-quotes-from-frankenstein-by-mary-shelley/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyrwoCec1k – Don’t reanimate corpses!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRDjmyEvmBI

Dr Jekyll

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosejekyllhyde/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EugSL1jbUE0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1_zuYlYKio

http://www.shmoop.com/jekyll-and-hyde/summary.html

Dualism and Dualities – http://www.scientificoatripalda.it/dualism/jekyllHydeCharacters.php

http://www.gradesaver.com/dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/study-guide/summary

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/d/dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/book-summary

A study in dualism http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738358/

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/06/what-everybody-gets-wrong-about-jekyll-and-hyde

 

 

Lord of the Flies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/proselordflies/

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/flies/

http://www.shmoop.com/lord-of-the-flies/

http://www.gradesaver.com/lord-of-the-flies/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tXpA3dIEtI

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9142869/William-Golding-A-frighteningly-honest-writer.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/lord-of-the-flies-is-still-a-blueprint-for-savagery-9191297.html

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/l/lord-of-the-flies/lord-of-the-flies-at-a-glance

http://www.enotes.com/topics/lord-of-the-flies

http://lordofthefliesquotes.com/lord-of-the-flies-themes.php

http://www.bookrags.com/notes/lof/index.html#gsc.tab=0

http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homework-help-literature/34385-lord-of-the-flies-quotes/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_O7Wra3T2Q

BraveNewWorld_FirstEdition

 

http://www.shmoop.com/brave-new-world/

http://www.thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Brave_New_World_Huxley/Brave_New_World_Study_Guide01.html

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bravenew/

http://www.huxley.net/

http://classiclit.about.com/od/bravenewworld/fr/aafpr_bravenew.htm

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/b/brave-new-world/book-summary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raqVySPrDUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek5vse2_Aq0 1980 BBC Production

1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhfQexLfW3E 1956 FILM VERSION

Read Orwell’s essays online: http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/essays.html

in particular, Prevention of Literature and Politics and the English language

http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/summaries/1984.html#brother

http://www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/jnotes/1984/HistoricalContext.html

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/n/1984/1984-at-a-glance

http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/

http://www.enotes.com/topics/1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOJ-B94UvNY

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/1984/summary.html

http://www.shmoop.com/1984/summary.html

http://georgeorwellnovels.com/books/george-orwell-statement-on-nineteen-eighty-four/

http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/george-orwells-final-warning.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jan/24/george-orwell-britain-in-2013

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/so-are-we-living-in-1984

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/5453633/The-genius-of-George-Orwell.html

fahrenheit-451-c

 

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/

http://www.gradesaver.com/fahrenheit

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/science_fiction/451.htm

http://www.shmoop.com/fahrenheit-451/

http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Fahrenheit_451_Summary/Fahrenheit_451_Bradbury01.html

http://www.brighthub.com/education/homework-tips/articles/37945.aspx

http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/books/ray-bradbury-popularizer-of-science-fiction-dies-at-91.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

http://pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmFar45102.asp

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2591400017&v=2.1&u=redm10284&it=r&p=GVRL.literaryCriticism&sw=w&asid=34129e1c75d65ba92cfddaa67702b323

 

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