COD 2022 - D723

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Reading J. D. Salinger's Nine Stories

All lovers of reading Literature

1 sessions, start: 21-May

Course detail

Year: 2022
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 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 21 May 2022 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 reading Literature
We will read and discuss Salinger’s Nine Stories within the frame of the Cold War. In the 1950s, the US experiences economic growth which allows the country to expand its hegemony beyond the national borders. This material comfort creates a new model to follow, the so-called American Way of Life in suburban contexts. The numbness of affluence allows the government to keep a hidden watchful surveillance on ordinary citizens to uproot dissident ideologies, while mainstream America rejoices in self-complacency. In this context, Salinger’s short stories divert from this path to show discomfort and make the negative effects of consumerism explicit.

In this reading and media session, 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 Salinger’s work.
A selection of Salinger’s stories in Nine Stories:
“A Perfect Day for Bananafish”
“The Laughing Man”
“Uncle Wiggily in Conneticut”
“For Esmé: --with Love and Squalor”
Workshop. Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss the texts and the topics introduced.
French, W. (1963) J. D. Salinger. New York: Twayne.
Prigozy, R. (2008) “Nine Stories: J.D. Salinger’s Linked Mysteries”. In Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: J.D. Salinger, New Edition. Comp. Harold Bloom. New York: Infobase Publishing.
Salinger, J.D. (1964) Nine Stories. New York: Bantam Books
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