An Introduction to World, Time and Text

An Introduction to World, Time and Text

World, Time and Text is an expansive module, incorporating texts from across the centuries so you are bound to enjoy something and if not everything. You'll be exposed to such a plethora of literature that you're at least learning a lesson in diversifying from your normal reading list. Starting with Paradise Lost you're dropped somewhere near the deep end but fear not, we've already compiled a list of hints and tips with how best to stay afloat and enjoy the epic poetry of John Milton! World, Time and Text focuses on intertextuality, how literature across generations is linked and what questions this brings about authorship. What you learn about intertextuality in this module will be applicable for all modules across the course and brings about all sorts of debates about who retains the authority on a piece of writing. From Paradise Lost you will look at Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman, edging towards the shallow end, unfortunately filled with a talking polar bear refusing to give up any...
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Paradise Lost by John Milton

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Paradise Lost: As an opening text to studying English at University, Paradise Lost by John Milton can seem a daunting prospect for a few reasons. It is an epic poem about Satan post-fall from Heaven and the fall of Man, as soon as you open it you'll see why it can get tricky. Here are a few tips to get you started: It will be the first book you study for World, Time and Text, so make sure you read Book 1 as early as possible! It is important to get a head start, especially because the chances are you will need to read it about five times before you feel like you are beginning to understand it. Try reading it aloud: The problem with big words and long sentences is that the brain can begin to trip over itself a tad. Reading Paradise Lost to yourself aloud (In the biblical style of an early 90s Samuel. L. Jackson) will give you a sense of rhythm to the epic poem, and help with your...
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