Exploring Genre: Satire

Author: Barbara Stanners, Publisher: Phoenix
$39.95
SKU/ISBN
9781921586453

Each title in this series of teacher resource books, intended for use with students in middle and senior secondary years, starts with a detailed definition of the genre, followed by an examination of a wide range of texts with:

  • background information
  • information about text and context
  • ideas on genre conventions, representation of themes, characters, style
  • suggestions and strategies for dealing with the texts
  • a wide range of student activities to suit different year levels, with emphasis on what is being said and how it is being said, with questions
  • response tasks

Contents

  • Defining Satire
  • Greek and Roman Origins
  • Satiric Style and Comic Devices
  • Critical Study of Text
    • Classical Greek Comedy
    • Lysistrata – Aristophanes
    • Gulliver’s Travels and A Modest Proposal – Swift
    • William Holgarth
    • The School for Scandal – Richard Sheridan
    • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
    • The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
    • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    • Unknown Citizen – W.H. Auden
    • Animal Farm and 1984 – George Orwell
    • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    • Satiric Poetry – Robert Browning
    • Satiric Poetry - Bruce Dawe
    • Frontline – Working Dog Productions
  • Responding to Written Satire
    • Advice to Youth – Mark Twain
    • Examination Day – Henry Seslar
    • Suburban Sonnet – Miriam Stone
    • Up the Wall – Bruce Dawe
    • Exclusive Pictures – Steve Turner
    • Girl Reporter – Philip Hausbaum
  • Responding to Visual Satire
    • Scenic Drive – R. Cobb
    • Political Cartoons
  • Composing Skills
More Information
Year Level Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Date of Publication 2012
ISBN 9781921586453
Subject English