Comparative Commentaries to Go: Homophobia
The following Comparative Commentary to Go is submitted to the website by David Preece. David is an intelligent, experienced, and engaged teacher who works at the International School of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Both texts are on the subject of homophobia, a topic that is (quite rightly) likely to interest English Language and Literature students. The first text – Text 1 – is a cartoon, written by Pulitzer Prize winning Kevin Siers. The second text – Text 2 – is the lyrics of the song ‘Homophobia’ by the British group Chumbawamba (and readily available with music on the Internet).
David may acknowledge that it could be challenging for students to write with balance in this comparative commentary. Nevertheless, the combination of genres and the germane, contemporaneous subject matter make this an excellent comparative commentary for practice purposes.
David, thank you.