COD 2020 - D244

Webinar - A new Gothic? Exploring horror in post-millennial short stories

Language and literature teachers, literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 09-Jun

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: General
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Claudia Ferradas PhD
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 09 June 2020 05:30 pm 07:00 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 the concept of the uncanny and the bizarre in two contemporary short stories.
• To respond to the texts and speculate on their effect in relationship to the context of production and reception
• To discuss the construction of female agency in both stories.
Post-millennial female writers seem to have developed a keen interest in a new kind of combination of the uncanny and the bizarre, which connects writers in Argentina and the UK. Though a comparative approach, we will try to build a dialogue between two short stories, one by British writer Julia Armstrong and one by Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez, to explore this approach to horror and its effect on the reader.
The facilitator will outline issues related to the genre and the concepts of the uncanny and the bizarre.
Participants will be encouraged to respond to the texts and speculate on their relationship to the context of production and reception.
The group will analyse how female agency is constructed in both stories.
Armfield, Julia (2019). “Formerly Feral”. In: Salt Slow. London: Picador.
Enríquez, Mariana (2016). “Nada de carne sobre nosotras”. In: Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego. Barcelona: Anagrama.
Freud, Sigmund (1919). “The Uncanny”.
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