COD 2022 - D779

Webinar - Literary Evenings: "Human, humane, humanlike": a taste of Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun (2021)

All literature lovers

2 sessions, start: 23-Sep

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: A distancia
Facilitator/s: Mr. Daniel Ferreyra Fernández
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 4400.00
Non affiliate
ARS 4400.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 23 September 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm
2 30 September 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Daniel Ferreyra Fernández

Daniel Ferreyra Fernández graduated from ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1998. He specialized in Contemporary Literature at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” (1999 – 2005). Since 2001, he has been teaching courses and workshops on Contemporary Literature at “Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa” (AACI) and at the British Art Centre (BAC). He currently teaches English Language IV at IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, ENS en Lenguas Vivas “Sofía B. de Spangenberg” and at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González”. He also teaches IGCSE Literature and English B (International Baccalaureate) courses at Colegio Palermo Chico. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Vice Dean at IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, where he is currently the Head of the English Department at the Teacher Training college. He has been a facilitator at ESSARP since 2012.
All literature lovers
- To share the joys of reading fiction.
- To discuss a selection of excerpts from Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun.
- To exchange ideas on Ishiguro's narrative techniques, his recurrent themes and his fictional universe.
- To build strategies that will enable the participants to take an active role in the creation of multiple possible readings of the novel.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun (2021) revolves around the life of Klara, a very special AF (artificial friend). Klara befriends Josie, a very sick child who is facing a serious and life-threatening condition. As their relationship flourishes, Klara decides to do her utmost to help save Josie, going as far as asking the Sun to heal her with his "nourishing rays". In his latest novel to date, Ishiguro goes back to some of the themes and concerns he explored in Never Let Me Go (2005): what makes us human? How can we draw the line between human life and humanlike existence? Is there a limit to what a parent will do for their child? What are the boundaries (if any) of science? These questions resonate throughout Klara and the Sun and lead us to wonder if awareness of our own finitude is a blessing or a curse.
- Reading of key sections of Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun and some excerpts from Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.
- Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on a selection of excerpts from the novel.
- Presentation of an integrated approach to the text.
Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun.
Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (excerpts).
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