COD 2023 - D877

Webinar - Guilt, Regret and Crafted Subjectivities in Atonement by Ian McEwan (AS Set text 2022-2023-2024)

AS Literature teachers and Literature lovers interested in the text

1 sessions, start: 11-Jul

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Mrs. Maria Victoria Llera, Ms. Julia Fernández Armendariz
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 4500.00
Non affiliate
ARS 4500.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 11 July 2023 05:30 pm 07:30 pm


Maria Victoria Llera

Victoria Llera is a Graduate Teacher of English from I. E. S en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández" and holds a BA in English Language from the University of San Martín. She is currently specializing in English Literature II and Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century at the I.E.S.L.V. “Juan Ramón Fernández” while teaching IGCSE/AS at Colegio Jesus Maria, Recoleta. She has taught IB Language B and has been working at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Philosophy and Letters, teaching language and delivering courses on Postcolonial Literature for the last six years.

Julia Fernández Armendariz

Julia Fernández Armendariz graduated as an English teacher from IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan R. Fernández, where she also completed specialisation courses in English Literature and British History. She holds a BA in Education from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and a Postgraduate Certificate in English Studies from The University of Nottingham, England. Her areas of specialty include Postcolonial Studies, Border Theory and Historical Fiction. She teaches Literature II and Cultural Studies at IES en Lenguas Vivas "Juan R. Fernández", and English Literature and Culture at ENS en Lenguas Vivas "Sofia B. Spangenberg". She also works at Secondary school level.
AS Literature teachers and Literature lovers interested in the text
- To promote an analysis of the novel based on its historical context, from a postmodern perspective.
- To provide literature teachers with ideas and possible pathways to analyse and work with the text in preparation for the AS Literature Exam.
- To discuss ways of facilitating students’ reading and interpretation of the text.
- To reflect upon the ideas of loss of innocence, guilt, the nature of truth and storytelling and the all-pervasive effects of war.
- To pay close attention to symbolism in Wright's 2007 adaptation into film and how it stresses the importance of key themes and motifs.
- Ian McEwan, life, work and style.
- Introduction to the historical novel and its context: The Interwar Years, World War II, and the war effort.
- Analysis of the novel from poststructuralist and new historicist perspectives.
- Discussion of characterisation, symbols and motifs.
- Analysis of scenes from Wright's 2007 film adaptation.
- Reading of key extracts and character analysis with AS Literature exam in mind.
- Presentation of key concepts, discussion and guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on thematic concerns.
- Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant. Dictionary of Symbols. London: Penguin Books, 1996.
- Howard, M. (1998) The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press.

- Hutcheon, L. (2006) A Theory of Adaptation. New York: Routledge.

- McEwan, I. (2001) Atonement. London: Jonathan Cape.
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