COD 2019 - CP010

Cultural Programme - Reading Breakfast: Eutopias? Utopias? Dystopias? The Steady Comeback of a Genre

Literature teachers, literature lovers, IGCSE teachers and AS/A level teachers

1 sessions, start: 05-Oct

Course detail

Year: 2019
Level: Culture Programme
Language: English
Status: Postponed
Lugar: ESSARP
Facilitator/s: Ms. Lorrain Ledwith MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 800.00
Non affiliate
ARS 800.00

Sessions


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 05 October 2019 09:00 am 12:00 pm

Facilitator/s

Lorrain Ledwith

Lorrain Ledwith holds an MA degree in Literary Linguistics from the University of Nottingham, UK. She taught for more than twenty-five years Introduction to Literary Studies, English Literature II, XX Century Literary Movements and Literature and Cinema at IES Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández", and English Literature II at "Dr. Joaquín V. González". She also taught English Literature at the training college and at the translator´s course at Universidad de Belgrano where she actually lectures at the BA and MA in English Language. She was a member of the Selection Committee of the magazine Lenguas Vivas for eight years.
Literature teachers, literature lovers, IGCSE teachers and AS/A level teachers
- To explore the origins of utopia/dystopia in the history of literature.
- To analyze extracts from traditional utopias and dystopias and promote a contextual and stylistic analysis.
- To encourage teacher´s interest in teaching the genre from a new perspective in an attempt to provide a space for students to discuss the world they live in.
- To relate the works to other artistic manifestations such as films so as to help students understand the complexities of the contemporary world.
- Thomas More, Utopia
- George Orwell, 1984
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid´s Tale
- Lois Lowry, The Giver
- Barker, Nicola H(a)ppy
The reading group will be an open space for analysis and discussion. From the analysis of traditional utopias and dystopias, we will move to the presentation of H(a)ppy where the aural blends in with the written and become one.
- Thomas More, Utopia
- George Orwell, 1984
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid´s Tale
- Lois Lowry, The Giver
- Barker, Nicola H(a)ppy (2017), London: Penguin Random House.
- Booker, Keith (1994) The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
- Claeys, Gregory (2010) The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Jameson, Fredric (2005) Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire called Utopia and Other Science Fictions, London, Verso.
- Selection of film extracts.
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