COD 2022 - D457

Webinar - The Namesake: IGCSE 2022-2024

IGCSE level Literature teachers and Literature teachers in general

1 sessions, start: 13-May

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Mr. Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 13 May 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo

Leonardo graduated from the University of La Plata as a Teacher of English Language and Literature. He is doing his MA degree in Literary Studies at UBA. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant in Contemporary English Literature for two years and one in English Culture and Civilization at UNLP. He has participated in several academic conferences. For the past fifteen years, he has taught ESL and FLE classes for IGCSE and AS/A English Language and Literature in English at Patris Bilingual School, City Bell, and he has prepared IB candidates at St. George's, Quilmes and at Southern International School. For the past three years, he has developed digital material for an online educational platform.
IGCSE level Literature teachers and Literature teachers in general
- To introduce the context of production and the relation of the novel with other texts: Russian short stories that have an intertextual link to “The Namesake” and some of Lahiri’s short stories.
- To provide IG literature teachers with useful tools for the analysis of the novel marked by (pos)colonialism.
- To discuss possible ways of facilitating students' reading and interpretations of the text.
- To share ways of approaching the text in class with engaging activities.
- To reflect upon the importance of cultural awareness.
- (Post)Colonialism and migration.
- Identity and the significance of names: Nikhil and Gogol
- Second generation: Indian-Americans?
- Society and class: reading the social struggle
- Intertextual references: Russian literature and references to books in the novel
- Postmodern life in conflict with a modern perspective: Nikhil and Sonia versus Ashima and Ashoke
- Presentation and discussion of how to deal with the novel's issues.
- Participants will be presented with material to arouse students' interest and to facilitate their understanding of the novel.
- Discussion of possible ways to enhance students’ production for IG Literature examinations.
- IG syllabus and material available on
- Bhatt, Mahesh B., Struggle to Acculturate in the Namesake: A Comment on Jhumpa Lahiri's Work as Diaspora Literature. IMDS Working Paper series.
- Brennan, Sue, Time, Space, and National Belonging in The Namesake: Redrawing South Asian American Citizenship in the Shadow of 9/11. California Digital Library.
- Gogol, Nikolai Vasilevich, selection of short stories.
- Lahiri, Jhumpa, Interpreter of Maladies. London, Flamingo, 2000.
- Lahiri, Jhumpa, The Namesake. New York, First Mariner Books edition, 2004
- Paradoxes of Generational Breaks and Continuity in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake by Venkatesh Puttaiah. Asiatic, volume 6, number 1.
- Mangayarkarasi, K., Cultural Alienation and Loss of Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
- Pereira Marques, Carine, What Is In a Name?: Dislocation and Relocation in The Namesake. Facultade de Letras, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
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