Janina A.

Janina A.

£24 /hr

MA Creative Writing (Masters) - Durham University

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About me

Shakespeare is really pop culture. And so are Austen, Dickens and so many other authors. This is the most important lesson I learnt studying English. If you are forced to read and analyse something, the novel or play or poem can seem dull and intimidating, but really, you just have to travel in time, put yourself in the place of the readers it was written for and enjoy it. Nobody writes to annoy students, although Blackadder might suggest otherwise. 

Now I study an MA in Creative Writin...

Shakespeare is really pop culture. And so are Austen, Dickens and so many other authors. This is the most important lesson I learnt studying English. If you are forced to read and analyse something, the novel or play or poem can seem dull and intimidating, but really, you just have to travel in time, put yourself in the place of the readers it was written for and enjoy it. Nobody writes to annoy students, although Blackadder might suggest otherwise. 

Now I study an MA in Creative Writing at Durham, because all the things I read inspired me to write myself. I enjoy playing with language and linguistics has been a large part of my studies understanding the mechanisms behind pragmatics, communication and style. What I like best, however, is staging plays, because that is really what they were written for, and I'd like to pass on my passion for theatre and literature with analysis and creativity as two sides of the same coin. Analyis can inspire and creativity can further analysis.

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About my sessions

My main goal is to increase motivation and enjoyment of the subject. I will start with a general recollection of what the student liked/enjoyed about the topics discussed in their lessons in school. Then we will try to link them to aspects they didn't enjoy so much or that they feel less confident about in order to raise interest in these aspects as well. We will then proceed to tackle their analysis with techniques and content connections that work well for the student and give them an e...

My main goal is to increase motivation and enjoyment of the subject. I will start with a general recollection of what the student liked/enjoyed about the topics discussed in their lessons in school. Then we will try to link them to aspects they didn't enjoy so much or that they feel less confident about in order to raise interest in these aspects as well. We will then proceed to tackle their analysis with techniques and content connections that work well for the student and give them an easy and positive approach to the weaknesses and back up their strengths. For this we will do some reading, discuss primary and secondary texts and do short writing exercises. To finish off, we will leisurely discuss literature, films, or series the student likes and look for parallels to the topics in school. Alternatively, we will do a short creative exercise to recap and enjoy.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EnglishGerman Abitur14
LatinGerman Abitur15
DramaGerman Abitur15
GermanGerman Abitur11
MathsGerman Abitur11
BA English Studies, BSc Psychology (joint honours)Degree (Bachelors)1.3

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Subjects offered

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DramaA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr

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