English Video Conference Series: 'Slam! The Power of Poetry' - 08 June 2016 Stream 4 - 09:30
Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University
Presenter: Dr. Sarah-Jane Burton
Date: 08 June 2016
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 10:20am
Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time
Closing Date: Bookings Close 08-Jun-2016
DEC Positions: 20
Non-DEC Positions: 0
KLA Syllabus: Secondary
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: English, Poetry, Language
Event Overview: ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Simple language can convey powerful ideas and it can change the way you see yourself and the world. While it is often identified as one of the most abstract forms of literature today, poetry has fascinated readers for generations and has a long and colourful history. Join Sarah-Jane as she introduces you to the world of poetry and shows you how this unique and special form of literature can really pack a punch.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Sarah-Jane Burton is a lecturer in Macquarie University’s English program. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication and English before beginning her career in magazine publishing and freelance writing. In 2008 Sarah-Jane returned to academia to complete her Masters Degree and PhD in English Literature at the University of Wollongong, during which time her research was honoured with grants from international institutions including Harvard and Indiana University in the United States. Sarah-Jane teaches a wide range of English texts but her research focuses specifically on American poetry and literary collectives in the 20th Century.
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Additional Booking Instructions: The presentation will start promptly at 9.30am and conclude by 10.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.
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