COD 2022 - D703

Webinar - Exploring uprooting, loneliness and racism in Crumbs from the table of joy, by Lynn Nottage (Set text for IGCSE Literature 2022/2023/2024)

IGCSE Literature teachers and Literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 22-Jun

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Julia Fernández Armendariz, Mrs. Maria Victoria Llera
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 22 June 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Julia Fernández Armendariz

Julia Fernández Armendariz graduated as an English teacher from IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan R. Fernández, where she also completed specialisation courses in English Literature and British History. She holds a BA in Education from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and a Postgraduate Certificate in English Studies from The University of Nottingham, England. Her areas of specialty include Postcolonial Studies, Border Theory and Historical Fiction. She teaches Literature II at IES en Lenguas Vivas "Juan R. Fernández", and English Literature IV, British Culture I, II and III at ENS en Lenguas Vivas "Sofia B. Spangenberg". She also works at Secondary school level both in CABA and the province of Buenos Aires.

Maria Victoria Llera

Victoria Llera is a Graduate Teacher of English from I. E. S en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández" and holds a BA in English Language from the University of San Martín. She is currently specializing in English Literature II and Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century at the I.E.S.L.V. “Juan Ramón Fernández” while teaching IGCSE/AS at Colegio Jesus Maria, Recoleta. She has taught IB Language B and has been working at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Philosophy and Letters, teaching language and delivering courses on Postcolonial Literature for the last six years.
IGCSE Literature teachers and Literature lovers
- To explore Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the Table of Joy, with a focus on the setting and on what characterisation may be reflecting about the American society of the 1950s.
- To discuss main themes as well as rhetorical and theatrical devices that further meaning in the literary work.
- To look into key passages through detailed readings to study how Nottage constructs semantic fields to build up tension and/or foreshadow events.
- To share teaching strategies regarding the approach to IGCSE Literature.
- Presentation of the historical and social context of the United States in the 1950s, with special attention to how The Great Migration affected societies and individuals and the Second Red Scare shaped the decade.
- Discussion of the illusion vs the reality of the American Dream.
- Discussion of central notions of racism and discrimination against the black community in the US.
- Analysis of revealing extracts with a focus on how Nottage constructs meaning through themes, language and key symbols.
- Study of key extracts and strategies to approach a passage-based question.
- Discussion of the main themes, symbols and overall concerns of the literary work.
- Nottage, L. (2021) Crumbs from the Table of Joy. London: Nick Hern Books.
- Buckner, J. (2016) A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. London: Routledge
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