COD 2023 - D897

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: "The Rise of the Underdog: A Look into Sally Rooney’s Normal People"

Literature lovers and fans of Sally Rooney.

1 sessions, start: 16-Sep

Course detail

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


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 16 September 2023 10:00 am 11:30 am


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.

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.
Literature lovers and fans of Sally Rooney.
-To promote an analysis of the novel from the perspective of gender, identity, social
class and beauty.
- To analyse key passages and engage in fruitful conversations about characterisation
and the creation of meaning.
- To reflect upon prejudice, stereotypes and love.
-To comment on the miniseries’ adaptation of the novel, its narrative structure and
symbolic scenes.
- Sally Rooney’s life, work and style.
- Analysis and commentary of the main aspects of the novel and the adaptation into a
-Discussion of characterisation, symbols and motifs.
-Participants who enrol in this course will be sent the pdf version of the novel to read
in advance. They are also advised to watch the miniseries beforehand.
-Guided group discussion will be provided in order to analyse and enjoy the literary
text and miniseries.
Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant. Dictionary of Symbols. London: Penguin Books,
Gamble, S. (2006). The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism. New
York: Routledge.
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.

Rooney, Sally. (2018). Normal People. London: Faber & Faber.
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