COD 2019 - CP002

Cultural Programme - Reading Breakfast: Having an intertextual dialogue with David Almond & Gabriel García Marquez: Skellig & "Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes"

Literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 06-Apr

Course detail

Year: 2019
Level: Culture Programme
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Facilitator/s: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 800.00
Non affiliate
ARS 800.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 06 April 2019 09:00 am 12:00 pm


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
Literature lovers
We will read and discuss two literary texts to explore their contemporaneity and complexity. We will focus on the role of intertextuality to add to these texts’ many layers of meaning and intricacy which demand alert and open minded XXIst century readers. We will pay attention to their narrative modes, time and place of publication, authors and narrators, intended audiences, similarities and differences, genres and themes.
In this reading breakfast, we intend:
- To continue creating a reading community of lovers of literature.
- To continue developing reading strategies to tackle the ambiguous nature of literary texts.
Gabriel García Marquez' short story “Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes” & David Almond's novel Skellig.
Focus on the intertextual dialogue.
Workshop. Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss the texts, the topics introduced and the role of intertextuality.
Genette, Gerard. (1989) Palimpsestos. La literatura en segundo grado. Capítulos 1 y 2. Trad. Celia Fernández Prieto. Madrid: Taurus, p. 9-20

Haberer, Adolf. Intertextuality in Theory and Practice. LITERATÛRA 2007 49(5)

Lodge, David. "Intertextuality" In The Art of Fiction. London: Penguin. 1992
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