Unit 2 Literature 2014 Context research task – The Great Gatsby & Gatsby Unit 2 AOS 2 – Comparing texts Learning intention: To understand and discuss the social and cultural concerns of the time period the text was created in. To look into the views and values of the author and their history. To understand the genre conventions of the text and where it is situated in the literary canon. Success Criteria: I can… Create an online resource that can be accessed by members of the class. Discuss the context of the text I have chosen with a focus on time period, author/director and genre. Link this to the ideas and concerns the text deals with. Provide examples from the text of how these are being presented to an audience Task Description: Your task is to do some research and put together an online study resource that can be used to study the novel, The Great Gatsby or the film, Gatsby. Topics for researching context of novel and film Who wrote or directed it? What year was it released/published? What genre does the text fall into? What can you find out about the author/director's history? What can you find out about the author/director's views and values? What significant ideas/issues were being dealt with at the time? Submission of task: This task will be due by the end of Week 1 in Term 3. To submit it I ask that you email or web message me a link.