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Your presentations February 21, 2007

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Some of you will have to prepare presentations on different aspects of the novel.

As a reminder and for your reference, you will find the specific assignments here.

Presentation Hornby – biography & works

Give a presentation of about 15 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • Hornby’s biography

  • overview on his books

  • his focus & interests, style

  • critical acclaim

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

Comprehensive vs. Public schools in Britain

Give a presentation of about 15 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • types of schools in Britain

  • history of comprehensive / public schools

  • numbers

  • social aspects

  • state of the debate (pro / con)

  • reference to novel (Jess)

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

Tabloids in Britain

Give a presentation of about 15 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • newspaper landscape in Britain (tabloids vs quality newspapers)

  • well-known newspapers of both kinds

  • subjects, ways of reporting

  • readership

  • political / social leanings

  • economic aspects (circulation etc)

  • if possible – give an example. E.g., compare reports on the same incident from a tabloid and a quality newspaper.

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

Suicide in Britain

Give a presentation of about 15 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • statistics

  • reasons

  • questions of age, social background etc

  • recent developments

  • How does society deal with the problem?

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

Musical references in the novel

Give a presentation of about 10 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • Who makes which musical references?

  • In how far are these references something like a „code“ or „language“?

  • Effects (on characters and readers)?

  • Prepare a kind of glossary with the major musical references on the blog (info on musician, album, song; context of novel)

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts, audio material…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

East Enders

Give a presentation of about 15 minutes. Cover the following areas:

  • Daily soaps in British TV

  • East Enders: history, plot, characters etc

  • effects & critical acclaim

  • role in novel

Speak freely. Make sure your audience is able to follow you (vocab, speed etc.). Use support material (blackboard, images, ppt, handouts, video +audio material…). Prepare an abstract of your presentation for our blog. Report your sources!

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