Texts in the City: Stasiland
Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life. In this instalment, Lili Wilkinson and Melinda Harvey look at Anna Funder’s Stasiland.
Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in English at Monash University, where she teaches courses on 20th Century Modernism, contemporary literature and creative writing. Since 2004, she has been a regular book reviewer for numerous Australian newspapers and magazines including the Australian, Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review.
Lili Wilkinson is a reader and writer of Young Adult fiction. She was first published at age twelve in Voiceworks magazine. Her titles include Scatterheart, Pink and most recently Love-Shy and The Zigzag Effect.