COD 2022 - D796

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Dracula, or the Vampirization of the Woman Writer. Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of its Publication

Literature lovers interested in discussing this fin-de-siècle masterpiece in the context of the 125th anniversary of its publication; Language and Literature teachers interested in literary analysis and its impact on teaching literature, in general, and in Bram Stoker's novel, in particular

1 sessions, start: 05-Nov

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 05 November 2022 10:00 am 11:00 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 interested in discussing this fin-de-siècle masterpiece in the context of the 125th anniversary of its publication; Language and Literature teachers interested in literary analysis and its impact on teaching literature, in general, and in Bram Stoker's novel, in particular
- To describe the status of the novel as a genre by the end of the 19th century.
- To characterise 19th-century England in economic and social terms: the Second Industrial Revolution, the consolidation of the bourgeoisie, Imperialism, the crisis of belief.
- To compare and contrast different models for women: "the Angel in the house", "new woman", the femme fatale.
- To account for the use of the vampire in terms of both content and form.
- To analyse the problems of the woman writer in the light of Gilbert and Gubar's notion of "anxiety of authorship".
- Narrative crises by the end of the 19th century.
- The construction of England as an Empire: industrialisation and expansionism.
- The concepts of "reverse imperialism" and "anxiety of reverse colonisation".
- The consolidation of the bourgeoisie.
- Sex and gender. Contesting models for women: "the Angel in the house", "new woman", the femme fatale.
- The woman writer: "anxiety of influence" vs. "anxiety of authorship".
- The nature, functions and status of the vampire.
Guided group analysis in an easy-going atmosphere of the novel to cover the following points:
1) Discussion of the problems related to the context of production 2) Introduction to 19th century English narrative crisis 3) Exploration of specific features of the novel – narrator, characters, setting, conflict, etc.
Source texts

Stoker B. (2000). Dracula. Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire.

Critical and theoretical material

Arata S. (1990). The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization. Victorian Studies 33(4): 621–645.
Case A. (1993). Tasting the original apple: gender and the struggle for narrative authority in Dracula. Narrative 1(3): 223–243.
Gilbert S., Gubar S. (2000). The Madwoman in the Attic. The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. Yale University Press, New Haven, London.
Seed D. (1985). The Narrative Method of Dracula. Nineteenth-Century Fiction 40(1):61–75.
Senf C. (1979). Dracula: the Unseen Face in the Mirror. The Journal of Narrative Technique 9(3): 160–170.
Senf C. (1982). Dracula: Stoker' Response to the New Woman. Victorian Studies 26(1): 33–49
Senf C. (2017). Realism, Horror and the Gothic in Dracula and Thomas Hardy's "The fiddler of the reels". Palgrave Communications 3:17083. https://doi.org/10.1057/ palcomms.2017.83.

Cambridge's Bibliography about Literature in English

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