1. Cultural mulch - stories about who we are and where we grow; 2. Australian stories - telling tales of difference and diversity; 3. Get real - documentary and the telling of truth; 4. What scares you the most? the power of gothic horror stories; 5. Laughing out loud - exploring the language of humour; 6. Remembering - creating narratives of memory and self; 7. Speeches - how language changes the world; Glossary; Glossary of film terms; Index.
This book draws on a wide variety of contemporary textual modes to encourage students to explore what texts tell us about ourselves, our place in the world, and how we communicate and interact with others.