COD 2023 - D830

Webinar - Dracula: A level 2023-2024

A level Literature teachers and Literature teachers in general

1 sessions, start: 31-May

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Mr. Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo
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Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 31 May 2023 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo

Leonardo graduated from the University of La Plata as a Teacher of English Language and Literature. He is doing his MA degree in Literary Studies at UBA. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant in Contemporary English Literature for two years and one in English Culture and Civilization at UNLP. He has participated in several academic conferences. For the past fifteen years, he has taught ESL and FLE classes for IGCSE and AS/A English Language and Literature in English at Patris Bilingual School, City Bell, and he has prepared IB candidates at St. George's, Quilmes and at Southern International School. For the past three years, he has developed digital material for an online educational platform.
A level Literature teachers and Literature teachers in general
- To introduce the context of production and the relation of the novel with other texts: Gothic literature and popular literature.
- To provide A level literature teachers with useful tools for the analysis of the novel.
- To discuss possible ways of facilitating students' reading and interpretations of the text.
- To share ways of approaching the text in class with engaging activities.
- To reflect upon the importance of cultural awareness.
- Gothic and Vampire literature.
- The Supernatural against the Age of Reason
- English Victorian society challenged: A foreign threat
- Heroes, damsels in distress, and monsters in the novel
- Weaving the text: the text-types inside
- Sensual and sexual components
- Structural organization of the plot: voyages, forays and retreats
- Presentation and discussion of how to deal with the novel's issues.
- Participants will be presented with material to arouse students' interest and to facilitate their understanding of the novel.
- Discussion of possible ways to enhance students’ production for A level Literature examinations.
- A level syllabus and material available on
- Beresford, Matthew, From Demons to Dracula: The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth. London, Reaktion Books, 2008.
- Davidson, Carol, Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Sucking through the century 1897-1997. Toronto, Dundurd Press, 1997.
- Morgan, Jack, The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film. USA, Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.
- Stoker, Bram, Dracula. Great Britain, Penguin Popular Classics, 1994.
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