COD 2022 - D776

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Violence in Flannery O’Connor's Short Stories

Literature lovers, Language and Literature teachers interested in literary analysis and its impact on teaching literature, in general, and in Flannery O’Connor’s short story writing, in particular

1 sessions, start: 24-Sep

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Cecilia Lasa MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00

Sessions


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 24 September 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am

Facilitator/s

Cecilia Lasa

Cecilia Lasa is a Teacher of English (IESLV “Juan R. Fernández”) and a Teacher of Literature (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UBA). She holds a Master’s Degree in Literatures in Foreign Languages and in Comparative Literatures (UBA) and a Higher Diploma in Research in Humanities (UBA). She has done a Specialisation in Reading, Writing and Education (FLACSO) and in Writing and Literature (Ministerio de Educación). She has worked as a teacher of Literature and of academic reading and writing in Teacher Training Colleges in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires and in Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda. She is currently working as a teacher and researcher in English Literature and American Literature (FFyL, UBA) and conducting her Ph. D research at Instituto de Filología “Amado Alonso” (UBA-CONICET). She is the author of Academic Writing and has edited and co-authored Literatura y formación docente. Proyectos de lectura y de escritura.
Literature lovers, Language and Literature teachers interested in literary analysis and its impact on teaching literature, in general, and in Flannery O’Connor’s short story writing, in particular
- To discuss the status of the South in the first half of the 20th century in the USA.
- To describe the main features of the Southern Gothic.
- To identify the main themes and narrative style in Flannery O’Connor’s short stories.
- To account for the construction of characters in relation to the use of the grotesque.
- To analyse how the setting, atmosphere, conflicts and other formal aspects relate to Flannery O’Connor’s conceptual framework of composition.
- The South and the Southern Gothic.
- The South, the figure of the writer and the female writer.
- Flannery O’Connor and the short story as a genre.
- “The moment of grace” in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “Good Country People”, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”.
- The grotesque and the construction of characters in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “Good Country People”, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”.
- The suffocating setting in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “Good Country People”, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”.
- Other formal aspects in the narrative configuration of “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “Good Country People”, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”.
1) Discussion of the problems related to the context of production and its relation to American literature after the wars 2) Introduction to the world of Flannery O’Connor and the importance of the short story 3) Exploration of specific features of short stories –narrator, characters, setting, conflict, etc.–4) Guided group analysis of the selection of short stories.
Source texts

O’Connor, Flannery. “A Good Man is Hard to Find”.InThe Complete Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971.
-.“A Temple of the Holy Ghost”.InThe Complete Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971.
“Good Country People”.InThe Complete Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971.

Critical and theoretical material

O’Connor, Flannery.Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970.
Kirk, Connie Ann.Critical Companion to Flannery O’Connor. Nueva York: Infobase Publishing, 2008.
Rohman, Chad. “Awful Mystery: Flannery O’Connor as Gothic Artist”. En Crow, Charles (ed.), A Companion to the American Gothic. Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2014, pp. 279-290.

Cambridge Bibliography about Literature in English

Cambridge International Examinations.Learner Guide IGCSE®Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Russell, Carey. Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Whitthome, Elizabeth. AS & A Level Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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