Barbara Stanners
ISBN: 9781921586804
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Discovery – an Area of Study provides a wide ranging textual study of the notions underpinning the concept of discovery, with emphasis on:
Defining and identifying conceptual meaning
Examining the process of representing and communicating meaning within texts
Evaluating textual form, structure and language
Interpretation of conceptual links between texts
It provides detailed analysis, questions and exercises for a broad range of ‘discovery’ texts. Deconstruction of ideas, techniques and stylistic methods help clarify how composers explore the experiential process of discovery that may take physical, intellectual or spiritual form. Textual evaluation includes, where appropriate, the varied triggers for and ramifications of what can be discovered or rediscovered, about people, places and events. Discovery – an Area of Study has a strong conceptual focus and textual evaluation of how composers develop and effectively convey abstract ideas in varied ways.

Photocopiable student worksheets are provided throughout the book making this an invaluable resource for study. The inclusion of a wide cross-section of the prescribed texts will enable teachers and students to better understand the timeless relevance of this Area of Study.

Contents - Discovery: an Area of Study

- Exploring an Area of Study

- Discovery

- Defining Discovery

- Prose fiction
     -- Swallow the Air , Tara June Winch

- Drama
     -- The Tempest, William Shakespeare
     -- Away, Michael Gow
     -- Rainbow’s End, Jane Harrison

- Film
     -- Life of Pi, Ang Lee

- Poetry
     -- Robert Frost
         A Tuft of Flowers
         Mending Walls
         After Apple-Picking
         Home Burial
         Fire and Ice
         Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
     -- Robert Gray
         North Coast Town
         Flames and Dangling Wire
         The Meatworks
         Late Ferry
         Journey: The North Coast

- Media
     -- Frank Hurley, The Man Who Made History - Simon Nasht

- Possible Related Texts


         Brief Thoughts on a Test-Tube, Miroslav Holub

         The One Who Goes Away, Sujata Bhatt

         Journey to the Interior, Margaret Atwood

         Invictus, 1849–1903 William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

        Americanised, Bruce Dawe

        Discovery, Wislawa Szymborska

        The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin

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