The Dystopia genre has its own grammar – This close reading of the opening page of Nineteen Eighty-Four offers a clear insight into the grammatical means by which George Orwell infused his futuristic vision with an eerie authenticity.
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I wrote a joke the other day, along the lines of: “Our greatest fear is that we die alone – which is why I intend to take quite a few people with me.”
The most exciting way of getting into Russia is to cross Germany in a sealed train and arrive at the Finland Station in St Petersburg to be greeted by a cheering revolutionary mob who promptly rename the city after you.
Key posts on this Thoughtcrime site referred to in this podcast are: What is Satire? The Grammar of Satire - Advice to Youth
This language project forms an investigation into the underlying grammar of satirical writing. We'll be exploring satirical work covering three centuries of social criticism and the project will culminate in your writing of your own piece of social satire. First Text:...