IB Language and Literature YR 1
First Assessment 2021
Berlin in 1984
Repressive female regimes (policies aimed at controlling women and their bodies)
Hegemony and resistance
Forbidding of literacy
Resources & articles related to
The Handmaid's Tale:
The New York Times Review, 1986
Time Magazine, 1986
Washington Monthly Review, 1986
Reviewer's Bookwatch, 2004
SF Site, 2002
Video Interviews of Margaret Atwood
Atwood, Religion, and The Handmaid's Tale, Part 1/3
Atwood, Religion, and The Handmaid's Tale, Part 2/3
Atwood, Religion, and The Handmaid's Tale, Part 3/3
Non-Literary Texts for both
A Doll's House and
The HandMaid's Tale
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Overview & Learning Outcomes
In Part 2: Language and Mass Communication, we focus on the way language is used in mass media, including: newspapers, magazines, advertising, political campaigns, social media, and speeches. We consider how both the production and reception of texts is shaped by its medium of delivery.
Throughout this part of the course, we will:
- Examine different forms of communication within the media.
- Show an awareness of the potential for educational, political or ideological influence of the media.
- Show the way mass media use language and image to inform, persuade, or entertain.
Part 2: Language and Mass Communication Resources
Related Articles & Websites
Adweek - a magazine and website that covers news media, including print, technology, advertising, branding and television.
100 Brilliant Print Ads - Creative print ads for analysis and discussion
Little Money, Big Difference - campaign article and posters
Guerilla Advertising - examples
The Gender Ads Project - Tons of old and new print ads for analysis, with gender stereotypes as far as the eye can see...
Corporations and Advertising (culturalsurvival.org)
Ads That Speak the Language of Social Media - New York Times article
The Seven Digital Media Sins - The Guardian interactive feature
Advertising & Euphemism
A ban on internet slang
Status Anxiety - What the logos you're wearing really say (the Atlantic)