Studying A Level English Literature in Year 13 next year? Here’s your summer work! Please read the instructions carefully as ALL THREE SECTIONS ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT
1. Summer Reading for NEA
In preparation for your NEA, which accounts for 20% of your A level grade, you need to purchase and read The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.
An information sheet on the NEA can be found HERE. As you read the collection we’d like you to consider the themes below as these will form the basis of your NEA
- minds under stress
- the Gothic
- representations of women
You may wish to choose a theme not featured on the list; this will need to be approved by Mr Smith.
We’d also like you to consider reading as any texts from the pre 1900 list below which you think would make an interesting comparison to The Bloody Chamber.
- Jane Austin – Northanger Abbey
- Wilkie Collins – The Woman In White
- Henrik Ibsen – A Dolls House
- Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
- Bram Stoker – Dracula
- The Castle of Otranto
- Wuthering Heights – Charlotte Bronte
You may wish to choose a text not featured on the list; this will need to be approved by Mr Smith.
You must bring this book with you when you start back after the holiday.
2. NEA Proposal: Research and critical reading
You should produce some detailed research on The Bloody Chamber and the three possible areas of study:
A good starting point is eMagazine, use the search function to find articles on The Bloody Chamber
(To log in, you’ll need the details you’ll find by clicking on the ’emagazine’ tab at the top of this page.)
I also recommend that you use the British Library site, this has a whole section dedicated to Angela Carter and The Bloody Chamber
You must bring these notes with you when you start back after the holiday.
3. Summer Reading
In preparation for for the year 13 Texts Through Time module you need to purchase and read the following 3 texts
If you have any questions about any of the summer work, contact Mr Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Enjoy your holiday!