Future Dystopia: Course Outline

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.


Posted by Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

  1. I love this website, Christopher! Tino pai to mahi. I’m into my 11th year teaching English (etc) and agree with your sentiment entirely. Will share your ‘1984’ with my Yr 13s and let me know if you’d like a few resources in return (Slideshows: Intro to Utopian & Dystopian literature; Intro to ‘1984’; Intro to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’; stuff on ‘The Tempest’ & ‘Children of Men’ + Independent Novel Assignments @ L2 and 3). Maybe see you at the Waitangi conference? Nicola – Kāpiti College.


    1. Hi Nicola. How wonderful to hear from you and to receive such enthusiastic praise. I’m mighty honoured.

      Yes! My colleague Renee and I are both going to be at the Waitangi conference. We’re presenting even. Would be lovely to see you there – and your resources sound wonderful, I’m always interested in the work others do, please do send anything our way that you feel ok to share!



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