Monday, 18 January 2016

HAY LEVELS | My Top Picks for English Literature Students!

Hi readers! Today, as it's a Monday and therefore a day a lot of you will go back to school after a nice relaxing weekend, I thought I would write a post all about Hay Levels: stimulating, snappy videos from inspirational and professional people- giving you insight into topics you may be studying for your A-Levels. Hay Levels cover every subject you may be studying, from History to Economics. As an ex A-Level English Literature student, I thought I would post my five top picks from that category!

I hope this helps with a lot of your revision :)


Jane Eyre- John Mullan 

Mullan discusses how the voice of the rebellious Jane Eyre makes Bronte's novel one of the most hypnotic ever written.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpILwdZndeQ


Poetry- Simon Armitage

The award winning poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage discusses how you should study poetry. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HKICmoBUGY


1984- Colm Toibin


The celebrated Irish novelist, playwright, journalist, academic and poet Colm Toibin discusses the origins and themes of Orwell's 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfNYaqYCk8A




Frankenstein- John Mullan

Mullan discusses how Mary Shelley’s genius was to express the hopes and deepest fears of the Enlightenment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGsOWjaf7-I



The Great Gatsby- Sarah Churchwell 

Churchwell explores three crucial points from Fitzgerald’s novel that the film adaptations get wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkP1UWIWWU8








And those, Ladies and Gentlemen, were my top picks! But there are SO many more Hay Levels videos out there, way too many to fit onto a blog post. So please do go and check out the Hay Levels website and YouTube channel.

Check out the website here: https://www.hayfestival.com/wales/haylevels.aspx


Check out the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/HayLevels

Check out my previous blog post about Hay Levels here:
http://delightfulbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/hay-levels.html

Until next time :)