August 17th, 2010

MG Puck

Australian Literature Week 3: Ideas for your Literature Journal

 Here are 3 central ideas…but remember you don’t have to stick to these. Blogging is a space where you can share your creative ideas, experiences and reflections with the whole group. Remember that by the end of your sixth blog you should have included a mix of creative and critical entries. Please go back to your Unit Outline to look up the specific requirements. And remember to post a comment on a peer and then cut and paste it into your blog (together with an active URL)- enjoy the process.

Chose any one of the questions/ topics on the Art Gallery study guide (distributed on Blackboard for the August 18th Visit) and use this question as the starting point for you Week 3 reflection on the relationship of literature to painting. You can of course build this Journal entry around one or two specific paintings that really caught your attention on the visit. Be aware that your ePortfolio will require a more extensive treatment of the the Art Gallery visit and your reflections on the links between literature and art.

Chose any one of the author/ questions referred to on this week’s tutorial study sheet and use this as the basis for your Literature Journal Blog this week.

Write a poem or a short prose piece on your impressions of visiting the Art Gallery of NSW in 2010.

MG Puck

William Blake- Suggestions for Week 3

 Remember not to go overboard with your blogs: keep entries concise- just like William Blake might have wanted!

Write a short review of the film “Singing for England”. You might like to say how it inspired you to taste something of the continuing relevance of William Blake to today.

Describe in your own words the visual swirls and whirls that surround one of Blake’s songs of innocence and experience. Go to the Blake Archive to find the visual images that most appeal to your imagination.

Try to remember a moment in your own childhood which seems from your perspective now to be filled with the radiance and meaningful simplicity that Blake is showing in his Songs. Describe this in prose or poetry (or both).

Take any one idea from William Blake that has inspired you in your thinking about your own life now. Express the idea (either by a direct quote or a paraphrase) and then explain how you see its significance for your future.

Remember also that you need to comment each week on one of your peers. Copy and paste your comment into your own journal after posting it in your peer’s journal and also make an active hyperlink to their journal in the body of your comment.

Bees in Wattle at my front door.