The Secret Life Of Books
17:44

The Secret Life Of Books: Jane Eyre

Season 1 Episode 5 Foxtel Arts September 14, 2015

Literature

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Journalist and author Bidisha examines Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking what the characterisation of the mad Creole woman in ...

Journalist and author Bidisha examines Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking what the characterisation of the mad Creole woman in the attic says about they author's views on colonialism. T

The Beautiful Lie
14:55

The Beautiful Lie

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 8, 2015

Media arts

Literature

11-12
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The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

Tim Winton's The Turning
12:34

Tim Winton's The Turning: Small Mercies

ABC October 13, 2018

Literature

English

11-12
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After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend ...

After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend reaches out to him.

Notes On The Other
12:32

Notes On The Other

SBS November 20, 2010

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

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Each summer, a crowd of Ernest Hemingway doubles meets in Key West, Florida, to choose the one with the most authentic Hemingway persona. One day in 1924, the real Ernest ...

Each summer, a crowd of Ernest Hemingway doubles meets in Key West, Florida, to choose the one with the most authentic Hemingway persona. One day in 1924, the real Ernest Hemingway also wanted to be someone else when he saw a wounded man lying in the street. He became consumed with the feeling that he was that man. Having tapped into such empathy, he was able to develop his writing.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
11:13

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Poetry in the Streets: Omar Musa

ABC Me August 18, 2017

English

Literature

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Omar Musa grew up idolising the words of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Now, he performs bold spoken word in their footsteps.

Omar Musa grew up idolising the words of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Now, he performs bold spoken word in their footsteps.

The Book Club discusses Wake In Fright
9:38

The Book Club discusses Wake In Fright

Clip from The Book Club

Literature

11-12
12+
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The classic novel featured in this episode of The Book Club is Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook. Jennifer Byrne and guests discuss their varying opinions on this Aussie horror ...

The classic novel featured in this episode of The Book Club is Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook. Jennifer Byrne and guests discuss their varying opinions on this Aussie horror classic set in the outback.

Thy husband is thy lord'
9:28

Thy husband is thy lord'

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

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Petruchio wagers that his wife is more compliant than both Lucentio and Hortensio's. Kate delivers thy husband is thy lord monologue, exhibiting the power relationship between ...

Petruchio wagers that his wife is more compliant than both Lucentio and Hortensio's. Kate delivers thy husband is thy lord monologue, exhibiting the power relationship between men and women in the play.

Tim Winton's The Turning
9:10

Tim Winton's The Turning: Family

ABC November 3, 2018

Literature

English

11-12
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When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight ...

When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight they have been carrying around their whole lives.

The Writer's Room
8:33

The Writer's Room: Matt Reilly/Di Morrissey

ABC April 22, 2012

Literature

Personal and social capability

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A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
8:03

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Living Language: Hugo Farrant

ABC Me August 11, 2017

English

Literature

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English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes
7:26

Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

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Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Tim Winton's The Turning
7:25

Tim Winton's The Turning: Damaged Goods

ABC October 20, 2018

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just ...

Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just 'damaged goods' that her husband wanted to rescue.

Father rules when daughters may marry
7:18

Father rules when daughters may marry

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

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Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach
7:10

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

Literature

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Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
6:39

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Child Soldier to Warrior Poet: Abe Nouk

ABC Me August 4, 2017

English

Literature

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This video has closed captioning
Having taught himself English by listening to hip hop lyrics, Sudanese refugee Abe now uses spoken word to inspire others.

Having taught himself English by listening to hip hop lyrics, Sudanese refugee Abe now uses spoken word to inspire others.

The plot to marry Kate off to Petruchio
6:26

The plot to marry Kate off to Petruchio

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

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Hortensio, Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) agree to pay Petruchio if he will marry Kate, leaving the competing suitors free to pursue Bianca.

Hortensio, Gremio and Tranio (disguised as Lucentio) agree to pay Petruchio if he will marry Kate, leaving the competing suitors free to pursue Bianca.

Breaking Kate
6:20

Breaking Kate

Clip from Taming Of The Shrew

Literature

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Katherina despairs at Petruchio's treatment of her, detailing many of the ways her husband has tried to break the headstrong woman and turn her into a compliant wife.

Katherina despairs at Petruchio's treatment of her, detailing many of the ways her husband has tried to break the headstrong woman and turn her into a compliant wife.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
6:03

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

Clip from Arrows Of Desire

Literature

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A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.