Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
In this course, Dr Adam Stock (York St John University) explores George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. The first four modules cover historical and literary context, including the genre of the novel, the life and career of George Orwell himself, and the political ideologies that were swirling round Europe in thirties and forties and which left their mark on the novel. The following four modules focus on the text itself, thinking about its structure, and how it engages with the concepts of time and space, history and memory, epistemology and ontology and power and language. In the final three modules, we think about some critical approaches to the novel, focusing in particular on Orwell’s presentation of nature and the natural world, and of female characters in the novel.
What this playlist includes:
20 lectures across 2 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Courses and Lectures
1. Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Dr Adam Stock
York St John University
2. Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Dr Nathan Waddell
Birmingham University
2.1. Introduction – 07:22
2.2. Who was George Orwell? – 08:41
2.5. Key Themes – 09:15
2.6. Winston – 08:46
2.7. Julia – 08:11
2.8. O’Brien – 06:58
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