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Call Me Watkins

A podcast about English literature texts for senior high students.

I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".

Oct 17, 2018

Call me Watkins went on tour. This is a podcast based on a revision lecture comparing ‘The Crucible’ and ‘Year of Wonders’ in preparation for the VCCA VCE English examination in Australia. The handout is available on Facebook.  


Oct 3, 2018

This episode compares the similarities and differences of gender representation in  ‘The Crucible’ and ‘Year of Wonders’.


Aug 13, 2018

This episode explores in depth the characters; Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams, Tituba, Rebecca Nurse and Mary Warren. 


Aug 20, 2017

A brief glimpse into who I am and my literary passions.


Aug 14, 2017

This episode explores the role of women in 17th century.