Eli Simpson

2017 JUDGE

ROLE / ORGANISATION

Secondary English Teacher
O’Connor Catholic College

LOCATION

NSW
Australia

SHORT BIO

Eli Simpson has taught English in over five New South Wales secondary schools. During this time, she has taught both senior and junior classes to appreciate and value film as an enriching and engaging textual form. She holds a Master of Letters (Literature), for which she explored the representation of female sexuality in contemporary erotic literature. She passionately advocates for film to be a meaningful text for exploration in the English classroom, as it so aptly captures students’ imaginations while also having the potential to subvert their expectations. It is at this juncture that the opportunity to question what is real and what is imagined is the most powerful.