Who owns our bodies?

29 11 2018

1. What’s the novel about? What makes it still so relevant today? Read an excerpt HERE.

2. Take a look inside the world of The Handmaid’s Tale TV series adaptation. 

3. Atwood’s chilling vision of a dystopian regime has captured readers’ imaginations since its publication in 1985. What explains its success? Try the QUIZ.

4. Find out what happened to Tanis Mauws and Sean Lancaster when they resorted to surrogacy. Imagine Mauws writes an open letter to the Winnipeg press which starts: “I always wanted to be a mom but…” Continue her letter and write about 150 words.

 

5. Your task: “Create the front and back cover for Margaret Atwood’s soon-to-be published sequel to her ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.” 




Culinary Exchanges

29 11 2018

1. What do you know about the dish?. Read more HERE

2. Who decides what is beauty for women? Analyse this POEM by Janice Mirikitani.

3. Fancy trying this recipe? Analyse the poem HERE

4. Let’s do a bit of history! And this EXERCISE




Cool to be bad?

22 11 2018

1. What do you think makes a hero?

2. What kind of protagonist is Saul Goodman? Do these EXERCISES

3. Draw a portrait of Saul Goodman. Fill in the gaps. Learn more on the rise of the modern antihero HERE

4. Listen carefully and then try this TEST.

5. In what ways do the Arizona dead firefighters represent America’s heroic ideal?




Fast Food Nation

14 11 2018

1. First try this CROSSWORD. Then watch the clip. How did this quite ordinary guy make it so big? 

2. The same story is told in a great song by Mark Knopfler. 

3. Let’s learn more about this fast food story, shall we? Then, why not do a few EXERCISES?

4. What’s the secret recipe for success? 

5. Food fit for athletes?

6. The Olympic Rings and the Golden Arches are finally parting ways though.

6. Explain why this is not the best tactic to sell food. Read more HERE




A quiet passion

12 11 2018

1. This biopic is coming to a cinema near you. It will be on during next week’s festival!

2. Learn more about the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. Do these EXERCISES

3. A 2017’s exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York took a closer look at the iconic American cultural figure.

4. Film director Terence Davies is guest of honor this year. Maybe you have a question?