Chapter 1.1 Why and how do we study language and literature?
Chapter 1.2 How are we affected by texts in various ways?
Chapter 1.3 In what ways is meaning constructed, negotiated, expressed and interpreted?
Chapter 1.4 How does language use vary among text types and among literary forms?
Chapter 1.5 How does the structure or style of a text affect meaning?
Chapter 1.6 How do texts offer insights and challenges?
Section 2. Time and space
Chapter 2.1 How important is cultural or historical context to the production and reception of a text?
Chapter 2.2 How do we approach texts from different times and cultures to our own?
Chapter 2.3 To what extent do texts offer insight into another culture?
Chapter 2.4 How does the meaning and impact of a work change over time?
Chapter 2.5 How do texts reflect, represent or form a part of cultural practices?
Chapter 2.6 How does language represent social distinctions and identities?
Section 3. Intertextuality: connecting texts
Chapter 3.1 How do texts adhere to and deviate from conventions associated with genre or text type?
Chapter 3.2 How do conventions evolve over time?
Chapter 3.3 How valid is the notion of a 'classic' work?
Chapter 3.4 How can texts offer multiple perspectives of a single issue, topic or theme?
Chapter 3.5 In what ways can diverse texts share points of similarity?
Chapter 3.6 In what ways can comparison and interpretation be transformative?
Notes on the activities
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