COD 2020 - D253

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and media session: Jamaica Kincaid: A Postcolonial Feminist Voice

All lovers of Literature

1 sessions, start: 27-Jun

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Culture Programme
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 27 June 2020 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
All lovers of Literature
We will read and discuss postcolonial feminist writer, Jamaica Kincaid, and her efforts to create a narrative that exposes the struggle the former slave communities in the Caribbean undergo to develop a positive sense of self. Within a postcolonial context, the female voice is suffocated by mainstream ideology and by strongly rooted local patriarchal structures. We will focus on the role of literature to develop social awareness and discuss how Kincaid’s literary choices enhance her voice, in particular her personal experience and autobiographical traits.

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.
- To learn about and explore Jamaica Kincaid’s work.
A selection of Jamaica Kincaid’s texts: Narrative, short story & essay.

Reading List:

Kincaid, Jamaica. (1988) A Small Place. (First essay. Pages 3 to 19)

---. (1990) “Mariah” (Chapter 2, pp. 17 - 41) in Lucy. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux

---. (1978) “Girl”
Ashcroft, Bill, Griffiths G., Tiffin H. (22002) The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-colonial Literatures. Londres: Routledge (Introduction)

- - - . (1995) The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, London: Routledge

Kincaid, Jamaica. (1988) A Small Place. (First essay. Pages 3 to 19)

---. (1990) “Mariah” (Chapter 2, pp. 17 - 41) in Lucy. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux

---. (1978) “Girl”
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