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Advanced Modules and Electives 4th Edition (2015 - 2020)


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Product Code: 978-1-921586-82-8

by Barbara Stanners

The Phoenix Senior English Guide Advanced Modules and Electives provides an integrated study of language and text. It includes a broad selection of HSC prescribed texts set for 2015-2020 and drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, film, non-fiction and media. Syllabus and rubric guidelines have directed the analysis and detailed examination of how language use and representational mediums and techniques have helped shape meaning and influence audience response and interpretation.

Embedded references to textual content, purpose and register should help students interpret, evaluate and articulate their personalised understanding of the relationship between composer and responder. Advanced Modules and Electives is an invaluable teaching and study resource, providing not only in-depth analysis but also photocopiable student response questions and tasks. These reinforce awareness of the necessary conceptual and textual knowledge needed for prescribed and related texts.

Also available:

Standard Modules and Electives 4th edition  978-1-921586-81-1

Discovery: an Area of Study  978-1-921586-80-4

Contents Advanced Modules and Electives 4th Edition

Module A

Elective 1: Intertextual Connections

Prose fiction and nonfiction

'Pride and Prejudice' - Jane Austen and 'Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen' - Fay Weldon

Poetry and drama

Prescribed poems - John Donne and 'W;t'-Margaret Edson 

Elective 2: Intertextual Perspectives

Shakespearean drama and nonfiction

'Julius Caesar'-William Shakespeare and 'The Prince' - Niccolo Machiavelli (Translated by Tim Parks)

Prose Fiction and film

'Nineteen Eighty-Four' - George Orwell and 'Metropolis' - Fritz Lang

Module B: Critical Study of Texts

Shakespearean drama

'Hamlet' - William Shakespeare

Prose fiction

'Jane Eyre' - Charlotte Bronte

'Cloudstreet'-Tim Winton


'Citizen Kane'-Orson Welles


Prescribed Speeches

Module C: Representation and Text

Elective 1: Representing People and Politics

Prose fiction

"Brave New World' - Aldous Huxley


'The Crucible'-Arthur Miller

Elective 2: Representing People and Landscapes


'The Art of Travel' - Alain de Botton