COD 2020 - D278

Webinar - IGCSE Literature: "Space, place and subjectivity" in Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Short Stories in English (set readings for IGCSE 2020 /21)

IGCSE Literature and Language teachers interested in working with both canonical and non-canonical texts from a literary linguistic perspective

5 sessions, start: 05-Aug

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Postponed
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Florencia Perduca MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 6000.00
Non affiliate
ARS 6000.00

Sessions


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 05 August 2020 05:30 pm 07:30 pm
2 07 August 2020 05:30 pm 07:30 pm
3 12 August 2020 05:30 pm 07:30 pm
4 19 August 2020 05:30 pm 07:30 pm
5 21 August 2020 05:30 pm 07:30 pm

Facilitator/s

Florencia Perduca

Florencia Perduca, Graduate Teacher of English and Literary Translator from I. E. S en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández", MA in Literary Linguistics (University of Nottingham), is an ESSARP course coordinator specialised in Literatures in Englishes, Postcolonial Theory and Border Literacy. She teaches Literature in Englishes at I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernandez", and ISP "Joaquín V Gonzalez", Cultural Studies at ENS en Lenguas Vivas "Sofía E. Broquen de Spangenberg", Postcolonial and Border Literatures at Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa, Universidad Nacional del Litoral and Latin American Studies at UCA. She has been teaching IGCSE and AS Language and Literature at various schools. She has led research projects on Intercultural Awareness and Border Literacy and has designed literary and intercultural resource materials.
IGCSE Literature and Language teachers interested in working with both canonical and non-canonical texts from a literary linguistic perspective
- Promote a context-based approach to the reading of texts which lend themselves to exploring Literatures in Englishes.
- To To look for and build strategies to raise teachers and students’ awareness of specific cultures and their worlds of meaning.
Contents: Set readings from the Anthology Stories of Ourselves for IGCSE 2020 & 2021.


• Session 1: “Uncanny creatures” (5/8)
-Sylvia Townsend Warner’s ‘The Phoenix’
-Saki’s ‘Sredni Vashtar’
- Patricia Highsmith’s ‘Ming’s Biggest Prey’

• Session 1: “Fathers and Sons” (7/8)
-V S Pritchett’s ‘The Fly in the Ointment’
-Raymond Carver’s ‘Elephant’

• Session 2: “Eerie apparitions” (12/8)
-John Wyndham’s ‘Meteor’
-Bessie Head’s ‘The Village Saint’

• Session 4: “Extraordinary villages” (19/8)
-R K Narayan’s ‘A Horse and Two Goats’
- Annie Proulx’s ‘The Contest’

• Session 5: “Contested spaces” (21/8)
- V S Naipaul, ‘The Enemy’
-R K Narayan’s ‘A Horse and Two Goats’

- Central themes (the present and the past; displacement; individual vs. society) and thematic threads (the motif of ‘home’ as resignifiying individual/collective identity) cutting all stories across.
- Narrative structure of the short stories.
- Symbols and motifs.
- Cultural gaps.
1) Presentation and discussion of how to approach texts from a literary linguistic perspective.
2) Each story’s/writer’s background and culture.
3) Signs of identity in a text written in English.
4) Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the main themes and issues raised by the text.
5) Reading of key extracts in the short stories and reflection on how they mean.
1) ASHCROFT, GRIFFITHS, TIFFIN (1989) The Empire Writes Back, London: Routledge.
2) ASHCROFT, GRIFFITHS, TIFFIN (1995) The Post- Colonial Reader, London: Routledge.
3) BOEHMER, E. (1995) Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
4) GRADDOL, D. (1997) The Future of English?, London: The British Council.
5) JENKINS, C (ed.) (2009) Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Short Stories in English, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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