Category: Intertextuality

Poetry Study: John Keats

Introduction For many, John Keats fits the quintessential image of a tortured-artistic-genius. Born on 31st October 1795 as the eldest son of Thomas and Frances Keats, his origins were working class. His father was a stable-keeper and it is rumoured the poet might have been born in the stables […]

Appropriation and Adaptation

TBC Class Activity Like the story of the Three Little Pigs in the Guardian film above, the following stories have a rich history of adaptation and appropriation. Choose one title each and spend a few minutes tracing the timeline. In most cases, the title is neither the start […]

High vs Popular Culture

High culture refers to the amusement, leisure activities, reading habits, tastes and preferences of a society’s elite, defined by advanced education, personal power and economic success. Popular culture is the same thing – but for the majority of people in society (standard education, limited power and less economic […]