Teaching Othello for A Level Literature

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 Jenny Stevens.

What will the course cover?

  • Othello as tragedy – practical strategies for introducing, exploring and using concepts and criticism effectively to illuminate the text.
  • Creative and critical approaches to reading and analysing the text.
  • Using computer concordances – exploring patterns of imagery.
  • Active approaches to criticism.

NB. This is a repeat course.


Creative, helpful ways into the text. Refreshingly original angles. Loved it.

Jemima Kettle, Guildford High School on ‘Teaching Othello for A Level Literature’.

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