11- LANGUAGE: Mon 7-Sep

Portmanteaus can be dumb or brilliant, but either way they are necessary to convey a number of necessary messages in today’s day and age. We have used the same general vocabulary words for centuries, regardless how much every day life has changed. – http://expandedconsciousness.com/

The PREP this week is:

  • get up to date with pre-readings
  • finish and submit advertisement comparison
  • work on scrapbook responses

EDMOB out.

11-LANGUAGE: Fri 04-Sep

Hey everyone,

the PREP is:

  • Meet deadline for comparison [due Today]
  • Submit Timeline [overdue]
  • Work on your Scrapbooks [due in 2 weeks]
  • Complete any missed pre-readings

EDMOB out.

11-LITERATURE: Wed 02-Sep

The interactions between Antonio, Shylock, and Portia–that is, between merchant, usurer, and landlord–play out the new set of economic interactions that accompanied the birth of capitalism. The play’s portrayal of these interactions and of the Venetians’ reactions to Shylock and Antonio position the comedy as an exploration of the cultural anxieties surrounding the historical emergence of free markets- Melanie Long

The PREP this week is:

  • Check PREP tracker section
  • Choose an extract from a key moment and paste into W9- extracts page [due Tuesday]
  • Work on completing plot and structure table [due Wednesday]
  • W7 interpreting character task [overdue]

EDMOB out.

11-LANGUAGE: Mon 24-Aug

It is indeed important to learn the accepted linguistic conventions of the standard dialect for reasons of communication, clarity and even persuasive style. But it happens to be a historically privileged dialect and is not inherently linguistically better than other, non-standard dialects of English. – CHI LUU

The PREP is as follows:

  • Complete Week 7 pre-readings [due Monday]
  • Complete comparison essay [due Monday]
  • Work on scrapbooks

The aim is to have everyone submit the comparison essay by the due date. If this can happen there will be a substantial reward.

EDMOB out

11-LANGUAGE: Fri 21-Aug

Considering a Rio Tinto worker was sacked for swearing at his supervisor, you might think swearing at work is completely inappropriate. But actually, context is everything. – Gayle Bryant

The PREP this week is:

  • Complete Week 6 pre-readings [due Monday]
  • Work on scrapbooks [due end of term]
  • TIMELINES are overdue

EDMOB out.

11-LITERATURE: Wed 19-Aug

So can I give no reason, nor I will not,
More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing
I bear Antonio, that I follow thus
A losing suit against him. – Shylock

The PREP is as follows:

  • Complete context research task [due Tuesday]
  • Work on plot notes
  • Read Acts 2&3 [due Tuesday] You can use the No Fear Shakespeare version (http://nfs.sparknotes.com/merchant) to help you understand if you like, and the film will help also.

EDMOB out

11-LITERATURE: Wed 12-Aug

Shakespeare probably intended to add another shade of darkness to the character of Shylock, by making him still formally devout while meditating his horrible vengeance. – Unknown critic

The PREP this week is as follows:

EDMOB out.

11-LANGUAGE: Fri 07-Aug

Hi everyone,

the PREP is below:

  • Find an example of older language use and one of very contemporary language use (like the ads I showed you) and bring to class on Monday
  • complete any overdue pre-readings
  • work on scrapbooks [6 due in six weeks time]

EDMOB out