Teaching Othello for A Level Lit or Lang/Lit

Why should you attend? 

A cross-specification course to reinvigorate both your own reading of Othello and your teaching strategies. We will consider how to balance close reading with an overview of the text, including literary, stylistic and performance approaches. As well as sessions providing resources and practical strategies for teaching the text in its literary and generic context, the day will include a short lecture by Dr Eric Langley of UCL – ‘Give Me the Ocular Proof: Discovering the Secrets of Othello’.

What will the course cover?

  • Othello as tragedy – practical strategies for introducing, exploring and using concepts and criticism effectively to illuminate the text.
  • The play in its context (including production) – how to ensure context deepens rather than dominates analysis.
  • Revising the text – strategies to extend students’ understanding rather than simply consolidate it.

NB. This course will include substantial elements of the courses run in November 2016 and June 2017. 


Absolutely fabulous calibre of materials and concepts.

Tom Roberts, Hull Collegiate School on ‘Teaching Othello’.

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