Tag Archive: LITERATURE


JOURNEYS & EXILES

Here are a few links that might help you with your personal document :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness#Radio_and_stage_plays

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now#Adaptation

Apocalypse Now poster.jpg

Images from the graphic novel version :

https://www.google.fr/search?q=heart+of+darkness+graphic+novel+pdf&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjF_PqnpYvbAhUK16QKHZLuBVIQ_AUICigB&biw=1207&bih=522#imgrc=8mY56c2E9kvxQM:

There is another article entitled « Lord of the Flies »

http://www.william-golding.co.uk/william-goldings-legacy-enduring-influence-on-popular-culture

https://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.php/2011/07/27/stephen-king-inspired-by-william-goldings-lord-of-the-flies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Bus

 

 

The Raven

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe read by Christopher Lee :

Here is a short video telling you about the elements of gothic literature :

Find out about Whitby goth weekend by having a look at Martin Parr‘s blog : here and Alan Moore’s article about Whitby’s Dracula connections: here.

Examples of Martin Parr’s photos :

A cool song to listen to when you have finished your work. The clip was shot in Whitby.

 

Roots: the Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (1976)

« Roots is a work of the imagination rather than strict historical scholarship. It was an important event because it captured everyone’s imagination. »

Roots was made into a hugely popular television miniseries that aired over eight consecutive nights in January 1977.

 

 

Wiki about Lord of the Flies

Here is a nice blog dedicated to Lord of the Flies by William Golding

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/sep/17/lord-of-the-flies-golding-centenary

Imagining the future…

for other relevant documents click on 1984 (tags)

you are being watched

you are being watched!

1984 : comic book (B.D.) version : http://www.my-english-courses.com/1984comic_chapter_01.pdf

 

Here are some ideas for your extra document :

Dossier : The character

  (Le personnage, ses figures et ses avatars)

The mythical and emblematic figure of the vampire

Suggestions for the added document :

ANNO DRACULA :Le livre de Kim Newman, truffé de référence victoriennes:  à lire si vous aimez le genre steam punk : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_Dracula

1) http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/fantasy-sub-genres/vampires-in-fantasy-books.php

2) http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Dacre-Stoker-and-Ian-Holt/Dracula-The-Un-dead.html

>>>> click on a picture to get a full view.

+ the poster of the film DARK SHADOWS by Tim Burton :

dark shadows

VAMPIRE CROSSWORD : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/121026_crossword_vampires.shtml

You may not have heard of Bela Lugosi (an actor famous for playing Dracula) but he is mythical too! A song has been made about him by Bauhaus :

Bauhaus

3 American writers denounce the violence and injustices of their society

Here are some suggestions to create your own document for the exam. Click on a picture to get a full view.

you can get more relevant documents by clicking on the tag : 1930s and searching for  Billie Holiday in this blog.

COLERIDGE’s poem has also been illustrated by MERVYN PEAKE, an English writer and illustrator.

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Here’s a link to different sites about Victorian times.

 instructions :
VICTORIAN BRITAIN Choose the site : BBC Primary History Victorian Britain : How did children live in Victorian Times?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/
  1. Main page : select an area to explore
  2. Read the facts
  3. Go to "activities" (at the bottom of the page) :
> do the quiz for each area > do the interactive activities (Victorian Children – at work, school and play) 4. If time : go back to the main page (Children in Victorian Britain) and do the Time Capsule game (on the right, at the top of the page)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

The Rights of Women in Victorian Times  : do this quiz

Charlotte Brontë

 

 

 Emily Brontë

 

 

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A site that will give you lots of information about Wuthering Heights : https://www.wuthering-heights.co.uk/

If you have problems remembering all the characters and places, here is the site you can consult : http://www.wuthering-heights.co.uk/index.php)

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy…

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/WTH/wuthering-heights

to read the book on line : http://www.literature.org/authors/bronte-emily/wuthering-heights/

or listen to the audio version on Youtube : chapter 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP4kjPPo3Ik

you can also find audio summaries (plus accessible):

 

List of Wuthering Heights references to help you find a personal document : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wuthering_Heights_references

Reviews from the Guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/aug/11/comment.bookscomment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090717_crossword_austen.shtml

SHORT  BIOGRAPHY

INTERACTIVE EXERCISE : http://ddata.over-blog.com/xxxyyy/0/43/50/45/hot-pot/Jane-Austen/jane_austen_bio.htm

THE BARD

http://www.delicious.com/VOST/SHAKESpeare

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090227_crossword_shakespeare.shtml

Visit the GLOBE here

A sketch with Hugh Laurie & Rowan Atkinson : rewriting Shakespeare

N.B. Les sous-titres français ne sont pas 100% corrects mais globalement ça va…

Dans le genre loufoque continuons sur cette lancée (by the way  « hatching a plot »  means « en train de comploter »):

Click on 1930s (mots-clefs) for other relevant documents

Steinbeck’s book is still relevant today > click here : In Steinbeck’s footsteps

(You’ll find the audio file of the video documentary in the audio Box under « Terminale » at the bottom of the page)

 The Grapes of Wrath:  (Les Raisins de la Colère)  is a beautiful film made about that period and based on Steinbeck’s novel.

Pour savoir comment prononcer « WRATH », cliquez ici



Books & films inspired by 1984

Terry Gillian’s visionary film :

brazilposter

« It’s only a state of mind… »

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V for Vendetta :

V for Vendetta

which was adapted from a graphic novel (roman graphique = longue B.D.) by Alan Moore :

V for vendetta

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Charles Dickens

click on picture

Learn about Charles Dickens and play a game

 LISTEN TO THE DIALOGUES IN THE BOX  >> LITERATURE

A Christmas Carol (Un chant de Noël ou Cantique de Noël) is just the story to read at Christmas.   French Version

 preface

+ Version anglaise simplifiée : < ICI > avec Exercices de compréhension.

 

Learn some Dickensian vocabulary with the BBC teacher here