Texts in the City
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There comes a point, when a book or film becomes a text, that study can take the joy out of reading. Every Tuesday afternoon in terms one and two, we try to rediscover a sense of love and wonder about the texts on the VCE English list.
This week, it’s Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
Jenny Niven was the Wheeler Centre’s Associate Director. She is currently Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Languages at Creative Scotland.
Peter Mews is a Melbourne bookseller and novelist. He is the author of Maritime (1996) and Bright Planet (2004), which was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award. He is also the owner of the Brunswick Street Bookstore.
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.
Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.
Good luck to all VCE English and Literature students in 2013.
Supported by the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English