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Area of Study Discovery Frank Hurley – The Man Who Made History, directed by Simon Nasht St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014.

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1 Area of Study Discovery Frank Hurley – The Man Who Made History, directed by Simon Nasht St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

2 Why select this text ? St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

3 What the Syllabus says- relevant points This Area of Study requires students to explore the ways in which the concept of discovery is represented in and through texts. Discovery can encompass the experience of discovering something for the first time or rediscovering something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed. Discoveries can be fresh and intensely meaningful in ways that may be emotional, creative, intellectual, physical and spiritual. They can also be confronting and provocative. St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

4 They can lead us to new worlds and values, stimulate new ideas, and enable us to speculate about future possibilities. An individual’s discoveries and their process of discovering can vary according to personal, cultural, historical and social contexts and values. The impact of these discoveries can be far-reaching and transformative for the individual and for broader society St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

5 Discoveries may be questioned or challenged when viewed from different perspectives and their worth may be reassessed over time. The ramifications of particular discoveries may differ for individuals and their worlds. Students consider the ways composers may invite them to experience discovery through their text and explore how the process of discovering is represented using a variety of language modes, forms and features. St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

6 In their responses and compositions, students examine, question, and reflect and speculate on: assumptions underlying various representations of the concept of discovery how the concept of discovery is conveyed through the representations of people, relationships, societies, places, events and ideas that they encounter in the prescribed text and other related texts of their own choosing how the composer’s choice of language modes, forms, features and structure shapes representations of discovery and discovering St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

7 Starting with the text Frank Hurley – The Man Who Made History, directed by Simon Nasht, is the story of Australian photographer Frank Hurley. A pioneer of Australian photography and documentary filmmaking, Frank Hurley captured some of the best- known images of the 20th century. He was the official photographer on both Douglas Mawson’s and Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions and served as war photographer during both World Wars. This 2004 television documentary examines the man behind the myth that Hurley created around himself, and explains how some of his iconic images were actually elaborate illusions. St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

8 How to begin the study Introduction and consideration of other texts on the list. St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

9 Drama or film or Shakespearean drama St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

10 Media St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

11 Poetry Dobson, Rosemary ‘Young Girl at a Window’, ‘Wonder’, ‘Painter of Antwerp’, ‘Traveller’s Tale’, ‘The Tiger’, ‘Cock Crow’, ‘Ghost Town: New England’ Frost, Robert ‘The Tuft of Flowers’, ‘Mending Wall’, ‘Home Burial’, ‘After Apple-Picking’, ‘Fire and Ice’, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ Gray, Robert ‘Journey: the North Coast’, ‘The Meatworks’, ‘North Coast Town’, ‘Late Ferry’, ‘Flames and Dangling Wire’, ‘Diptych’ St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

12 Key ideas raised in the opening scenes The excitement of discoveries- the notion of the unknown The significance of representation and notions of discovery Varying nature of discoveries- physical, creative etc. Discovery and conquest going hand in hand St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

13 “The Shackleton expedition was championed as an opportunity to increase British prestige, as well as undertake scientific, geological and zoological research, thus reinforcing the nexus between discovery and domination” Frank Hurley’s Antarctica Helen Ennis St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

14 Nasht’s representations discovery In search of Hurley- discovering the truth of his images. Discovering who Hurley was- an artist or historian. Hurley’s daughters search for who their father was becomes simultaneous to Nasht’s and as such the viewers. St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

15 Finally Central to what the students need to be considering is purpose- both Hurley’s and Nasht’s. -Structure -Meaning -Form St Catherine's- Victoria Rennie- AIS English Conference 2014

16 Presented by Victoria Rennie St Catherine's, Waverley AIS English Conference 2014


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