A discussion on Catherine Gallagher’s comments about Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Hard Times’ – from The Open University module A150.

  In reading 2.2, Catherine Gallagher discusses the opening of Book 1, Chapter 5 of Hard Times, making the point that ‘Like much of the prose of Hard Times, this keynote paragraph carries its point stylistically’ (quoted in A150, Book 3, p. 93). Discuss the relevance of Gallagher’s comment to Hard Times, Book 2, Chapter … Continue reading A discussion on Catherine Gallagher’s comments about Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Hard Times’ – from The Open University module A150.

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On Identity and Alterity – from The Open University module AA316

Discuss identity and alterity, and its impact on narration, in two of the following novels: Madame Bovary, The Woman in White, The Portrait of a Lady. Walter Besant considered characterisation, and therefore identity, an author’s key to creating a great novel, arguing that the ‘very first rule in Fiction is that human interest must absolutely … Continue reading On Identity and Alterity – from The Open University module AA316

An exploration of Seaside art – from The Open University module AA100.

‘Seaside art concentrates not on individual experiences but the experience of the group’. Based on your study of the representations of the Seaside, to what extent do you agree with this statement?   In order to look further into the above statement it is important to first establish what is meant by the term ‘experience’. … Continue reading An exploration of Seaside art – from The Open University module AA100.