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English lit NEA help

Hi, i was looking to use Othello as my NEA prose, but i cant get a sure answer on whether i can use it from my teachers or online, i was wondering if anyone knows if it would be allowed?
If it's on the list of set texts for your exam board, then you can't do the text (I had this issue last year). If you look on your specification for your course, it should come up with a list of prohibited texts. For example, I did AQA English Literature A and the list is as follows (copied from my specification).

NEA prohibited texts
Students cannot use the following texts for non-exam assessment as they appear on the exam set text lists.

A

Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale
Jane Austen Persuasion
B

Pat Barker Regeneration
Pat Barker Life Class
Barry Sebastian A Long, Long Way
William Blake The Garden of Love
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights
Robert Burns Song (Ae fond kiss)
Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty
C

Kate Chopin The Awakening
Caryl Churchill Top Girls
Wendy Cope After the Lunch
Richard Curtis and Ben Elton Blackadder Goes Forth
D

John Donne The Flea
Keith Douglas Vergissmeinnicht
Ernest Dowson Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae
Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca
Carol Ann Duffy The Love Poem
Carol Ann Duffy Feminine Gospels
E

Ben Elton The First Casualty
F

Sebastian Faulks Birdsong
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
E. M. Forster A Room with a View
Michael Frayn Spies
Brian Friel Translations
Robert Frost Love and a Question
G

Brian Gardner, ed. Up the Line to Death
Robert Graves Goodbye to All That
H

David Haig My Boy Jack
Thomas Hardy The Ruined Maid
Thomas Hardy At an Inn
Thomas Hardy Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Tony Harrison Timer
Tony Harrison Selected Poems (2013 edition)
L. P. Hartley The Go-Between
Seamus Heaney Punishment
Seamus Heaney New Selected Poems (1966–1987)
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms
Susan Hill Strange Meeting
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman The Wipers Times
Ted Hughes Birthday Letters
J

Elizabeth Jennings One Flesh
K

John Keats La Belle Dame sans Merci
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
L

Philip Larkin Wild Oats
Philip Larkin Talking in Bed
Joan Littlewood Oh! What a Lovely War
Richard Lovelace The Scrutiny
M

Louis MacNeice Meeting Point
Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress
Ian McEwan Atonement
Charlotte Mew A quoi bon dire
Edna St. Vincent Millay I, being born a woman and distressed
Arthur Miller All My Sons
Paul Muldoon Long Finish
N

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman The Wipers Times
P

Sylvia Plath Ariel
R

Catherine Reilly, ed. Scars Upon My Heart
Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front
Michael Symmons Roberts To John Donne
Christina Rossetti Remember
Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things
S

Anne Sexton For My Lover, Returning to His Wife
William Shakespeare Othello
William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare Measure for Measure
William Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale
William Shakespeare Sonnet 116
Owen Sheers Skirrid Hill
R. C. Sherriff Journey’s End
Jon Stallworthy, ed. The Oxford Book of War Poetry
Jon Stallworthy, ed. The War Poems of Wilfred Owen
Kathryn Stockett The Help
Graham Swift Waterland
W

Alice Walker The Color Purple
George Walter, ed. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Timberlake Wertenbaker Our Country’s Good
Rebecca West The Return of the Soldier
Peter Whelan The Accrington Pals
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester A Song (Absent from thee)
Jeanette Winterson Oranges are not the Only Fruit
Sir Thomas Wyatt Whoso list to hunt I knowe where is an hynde
Y

Richard Yates Revolutionary Road
Reply 2
Hi pidge0n.

'Othello' as your NEA prose?

Whatever, depending on the exam board you're studying with, if 'Othello' is one of the set Shakespeare texts, then you'll need to make other choices for your NEA.

What theme are you hoping to consider?
Reply 3
Okay, thank you
Reply 4
Original post by Wilf G
Hi pidge0n.

'Othello' as your NEA prose?

Whatever, depending on the exam board you're studying with, if 'Othello' is one of the set Shakespeare texts, then you'll need to make other choices for your NEA.

What theme are you hoping to consider?

Ah thank you. At the moment i'm not entirely sure, i'm deciding between a feminist lens and a post-colonial perspectives lens.

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