COD 2023 - D915

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Literary Evenings: A taste of Claire Keegan’s "Small Things Like These" (2021)

All literature lovers

1 sessions, start: 09-Nov

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Mr. Daniel Ferreyra Fernández
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 4500.00
Non affiliate
ARS 4500.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 09 November 2023 06:00 pm 07:30 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 Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These.
- To exchange ideas on Keegan’s narrative techniques, her recurrent themes and her 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.
Set in Ireland in 1985, Small Things Like These revolves around the life of Bill Furlong, a successful coal merchant, devoted husband and doting father of five, in the weeks running up to Christmas. Furlong will be faced with a moral dilemma that will force him to confront his own past and make a choice between taking action against blatant injustice committed against some helpless young women or turning a blind eye to this to preserve his own privileges and economic stability. Keegan’s novel offers an insightful exploration of institutionalized hypocrisy and corruption, and of our own capacity for empathy and redemption.
- Reading of key sections of Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These.
- Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on a selection of excerpts from the novel.
- Presentation of an integrated approach to the text.
Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These (2021)
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