COD 2019 - CP009

Cultural Programme - Reading Breakfast: "Fear not the heat of the sun": reading Ali Smith's Winter (2017)

All Literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 28-Sep

Course detail

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


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 28 September 2019 09:00 am 12:00 pm


Daniel Ferreyra Fernández

Daniel Ferreyra Fernández graduated from ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1998. He specialized in Contemporary Literature at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” (1999 – 2005). Since 2001, he has been teaching courses and workshops on Contemporary Literature at “Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa” (AACI) and at the British Art Centre (BAC). He currently teaches English Language IV at IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, ENS en Lenguas Vivas “Sofía B. de Spangenberg” and at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González”. He also teaches IGCSE Literature and English B (International Baccalaureate) courses at Colegio Palermo Chico. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Vice Dean at IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, where he is currently the Head of the English Department at the Teacher Training college. He has been a facilitator at ESSARP since 2012.
All Literature lovers
- To share the joys of reading fiction.
- To discuss and exchange ideas on Ali Smith’s Winter, her narrative techniques, her recurrent themes and her fictional universe.
- To build strategies that will enable the participants to take an active role in the creation of the meaning of the novel.
In the second part of her seasonal quartet, Ali Smith chooses a fraught family Christmas in Cornwall to explore her recurrent themes of loss, estrangement, the fictionalization of reality, and the nature of art and representation. Overshadowed by the latest Brexit debates, Winter also offers an insightful examination of our contradictory nature and the possibility of true human connection in a world, as one of the characters points out, "subsumed in chaos, lies, powermongering, division and a great deal of poisoning and self-poisoning".
- Presentation of an integrated approach to Ali Smith’s Winter (2017).
- Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the text.
- Reading of key sections of Ali Smith’s Winter, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, to appreciate how the three works converse intertextually and resignify one another.
- Ali Smith's Winter.
- Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
- William Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
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