COD 2019 - CP013

Cultural Programme - Reading Breakfast: Ali Smith's How to be Both: a millennial poetics of ambiguity

Language and literature teachers, literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 09-Nov

Course detail

Year: 2019
Level: Culture Programme
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Facilitator/s: Claudia Ferradas PhD
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 800.00
Non affiliate
ARS 800.00


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


Claudia Ferradas

Dr. Claudia Ferradas is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she got her first degree as a teacher of English at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”. She holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is an experienced presenter and ELT author who travels the world as a teacher educator. She often works as a consultant for the British Council and Trinity College London. She is also a presenter for Oxford University Press and is an Oxford Teachers’ Academy Trainer.
In Argentina, she has taught language and literature at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, Buenos Aires, where she was also “Regente del nivel superior”. She teaches on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza. She coordinates the literature and cultural programmes at ESSARP.
In the UK, Claudia has been a Visiting Fellow and research supervisor at the School of Languages, Leeds Metropolitan University, and is now a member of the NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) Advisory Board and the Extensive Reading Foundation committee.
Claudia has co-chaired the Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature on five occasions and has also worked as Project Manager for the Penguin Active Readers Teacher Support Programme. She has also taught on the MA programme in TEFL at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
She is a member of the editorial committee of several journals: AJAL (Argentine Journal of Applied Linguistics); Revista Interdisciplinar de Formación Docente Kimün (Instituto de Formación Docente Continua, San Luis, Argentina); Conexión, Revista de Investigaciones y Propuestas Educativas (Instituto de Educación Superior N° 28 “Olga Cossettini”, Rosario, Argentina) and CLELE Journal (Children’s Literature in English Language Education).
Language and literature teachers, literature lovers
• To explore innovative approaches to structure in the millennial novel.
• To respond to a novel where the notion of gaze and identity are thematised and deconstructed
• To discuss readers’ response to the terms “both” and “eyes”
• Ambiguity and fluidity in gender, art and the gaze in the millennial novel
• The interaction among different arts in the contemporary novel
• Ali Smith’s structural innovations
• The question of multiple perspectives
Participants will be encouraged to respond to the aspects of the novel mentioned in the content section, promoting discussion and personal appropriation and deconstructing cultural preconceptions.
Smith, Ali, How to be Both, New York: Pantheon, 2014
Smith, Ali, “He looked like the finest man who ever lived”, The Observer, Sunday 24 August 2014
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