Sunday, September 2, 2012

Modernism and Technology

Tackling a Brave New World

First, a slideshow on Modernist art in order to help students understand how different visual artists responded to the new technologies of the early twentieth century:

Now a reading journal to help students understand the novel as they read it:

Brave New World reading journal

Aldous Huxley

Finally, a great interview with Huxley in which he talks extensively about his writing process. The interview could spark students interested in creative writing, though parts about the author's use of a new drug called LSD might not be appropriate for student reading. Perhaps some careful selections of the interview would be appropriate:

Paris Review interview with Aldous Huxley

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