Elective 2: History and Memory The syllabus says… “This module requires students to explore various representations of events, personalities or situations. They evaluate how medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning. The study develops students’ understanding of the relationships between representation and meaning.” http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_ doc/english-syllabus-from2010.pdf Fine… ok… great… What does all this actually mean? Explore ? = Representations ? = Events ? = Personalities ? = Situations ? = • search / investigate / open up / go into / delve into / pull apart and see how something (a text) works / discover the details of something and see how it’s “built” • interpretations / images / illustrations / points-of-view / demonstrations / accounts of / versions / descriptions / depictions • proceedings / actions / individual experiences / local incidents / national occasions / international processes / global events / personal celebrations and/or tragedies • diffferent people / characters / traits / natures / behaviours / individualities / personas / temperaments / dispositions / VIPs / public figures / famous person / celebrities • circumstances / states of mind / state of affairs / positions / settings / locations / status quo Hero or villain? Evaluate ? = assess / estimate / judge the value of / calculate / weigh up / appraise / gauge Medium ? = method / mode / / type of material / form / vehicle (eg: hard copy – paper – digital – interactive – static image – visual – multi media) Production ? = construction / creation / invention / assembly / manufacture Textual form ? = how a text is composed / text-type Perspective ? = viewpoint / standpoint / point of view / perception / angle / take / outlook Influence ? = change / effect / control / manipulate / persuade / impel / talk into / win over / sway Meaning ? = ideas / understanding / what the composer really means / what the responder understands the text really means (for different audiences) / intended purpose evaluate how medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning. Weigh-up How the techniques / processes of Documentary? Animation? Youtube vid? Article? novel? Website?TV show? Poster? Film, print, digital, audio Dominant? Resistant? Subversive? Marginalised? Disenfranchised? Popular? Cultural? Christian? NonChristian? Post-modern? Feminist? Capitalist? Marxist? Formal? Colloquial? Idioms – simile – metaphor – modality – dialogue – imagery – symbols – motifs – audio effects – camera angles, shot types and movement – contrast – irony – satire – persuasive – positive or negative tone – emotive language – factual language – stereotypes – cliches – catch phrases – journalese - Show specific ideas, events, people, values, attitudes about history and memory.