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ERIC Number: ED400857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Discourse after the Bomb.
Burton, Mick
A number of texts concerning the possibility of a nuclear war and more particularly, its aftermath, have been published for adults and senior school children. This paper discusses literary theory with a focus on two texts currently used with 14-year olds: "Z for Zachariah" by Robert C. O'Brien and "Brother in the Land" by Robert Swindells. Highlights include: heteroglossia, which refers to the socially saturated nature of all utterances, or the "discourse of the other"; differences in the novels' discourses; diversity in language in the two texts; stereotyping; and the uses of persuasive and authoritative discourse. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A