COD 2022 - D758

Webinar - The Imperishable Fairy Tale

Literature lovers of all ages

1 sessions, start: 10-Aug

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Teresa Tiscornia
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 10 August 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Teresa Tiscornia

Teresa Tiscornia is a graduate English teacher from the IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” where she also specialized in Contemporary English Literature and North American Literature. She holds a diploma in Neuroscientific Basis of Education and is pursuing her MA in Latin American Literature. She has extensive experience teaching primary and secondary school and has worked as a teacher trainer at both IES “Juan Ramón Fernández” and ENS "Sofía EB de Spangenberg".
Literature lovers of all ages
This workshop will delve into the mystical world of fairy tales and how they´ve changed through the ages to adapt to new generations. It will explore how their characters, setting, plot and symbolism impart their wisdom.

It will focus on the character of Little Red Riding Hood from a transtextual perspective (Genette, 1982) and critically analyze how, although the cautionary tale style is preserved in all versions of the tale, postmodernism has incorporated its powerful, feminist perspective into the story.

This session aims at recovering the true value of fairy tales and how they have used imagery to interpret everyday experiences since the beginning of time. It will explore the way in which they become alive, growing, changing and mutating across time, and how from every one of their versions, we can extract meaning true to our own experience as humans of all ages.
“Red Riding Hood” by the Grimm Brothers

Factured versions of the tale

“The Werewolf” by Angela Carter
We will begin by introducing each tale and discussing its background and context of production.

We will then focus on extracts from each story and analyze them intertextually.

We will explore how fairy tales have adapted through the ages in order to convey meaning.

We will share creative teaching strategies to deal with fairy tales in English Literature classrooms of all ages.
Bettelheim, B. (1989). The uses of enchantment: The meaning and importance of fairy tales. New York: Vintage Books.
Carter, A. (2008). The bloody chamber. Oberon Books.
Genette, G., Newman, C., Doubinsky, C., & Prince, G. (1997). Palimpsests: Literature in the second degree. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
Grimm, J., Grimm, W., Zipes, J., & Gruelle, J. (1988). The complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Toronto: Bantam
Pope, R. (1995). Textual Intervention. Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. Routledge
Pope, R. (1998). The English studies book. London: Routledge.
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