Join writer Catherine Bateson, for a discussion on Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under (shortlisted Booker Prize, 2018) and Madeline Miller’s Circe, (Shortlisted Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2019). Questions we’ll consider include: why are women writers re-visioning these mythologies, what new elements are revealed in the old stories and how does our understanding of the myth alter our reading of the new fiction?
About Catherine Bateson
Surely Catherine Bateson had her life mapped out after growing up in a second hand bookshop in Queensland. Catherine attained a BA with a major in Art History at the University of Queensland. Her first published novel was Painted Love Letters, a portrait of a family coping with death. She later published two volumes of poetry and three verse novels for young adults. Carolyn has taught for over 10 years and been a guest writer at many schools. Her works have been read on radio, featured on TV and she has appeared at various poetry and writers festivals throughout Australia. Catherine has won the prestigious CBCA Book of the Year for Young Readers twice- 2003 and 2006. She has also won the Queensland Premiers Literary Award.
Students are expected to have read both the texts before the class. Other course material supplied.