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Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context behind the surveillance and suspicion seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Rear Window’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to students studying this film.

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Creative Process

The Writers' Workshop

The creative writing process can seem strange and mysterious. In this programme, Australian authors Amra Pajalic, Angela Savage, Gabrielle Wang and Tony Wilson provide an insider’s look at writing a novel. They share their experiences with finding inspiration, gathering ideas, conducting research, and different approaches to developing a narrative from idea to finished product.

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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen's World

When Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice, women authors were frowned upon. So what inspired her to create such a timeless literary masterpiece? This programme explores Austen’s life and the context in which she wrote about social complexities in Regency England. This informative resource provides students of English and Literature with a useful insight into the life and times of Jane Austen.

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Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context behind the surveillance and suspicion seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Rear Window’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to students studying this film.

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