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
Facilitator/s: 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 trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts.
Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years.
She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021).
She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom.
She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
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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