COD 2024 - D973

Webinar - A Character Approach to Teaching Hamlet (set text, AS & A Level Literature 2024)

Language and Literature teachers interested in teaching Literature, in general, and Hamlet, in particular. Literature lovers interested in discussing this dramatic piece from a critical perspective

1 sessions, start: 22-May

Please enrol before Friday, May 17th 2024

Course detail

Year: 2024
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Confirmed
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Cecilia Lasa MA
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Sessions


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 22 May 2024 05:30 pm 07:30 pm

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.
Language and Literature teachers interested in teaching Literature, in general, and Hamlet, in particular. Literature lovers interested in discussing this dramatic piece from a critical perspective
- To identify the main problems and challenges teachers and student may face when studying Hamlet
- To account for the main conflict(s) in the play
- To explain how the construction of characters and the setting contributes to the main conflict(s) in Hamlet
- To analyse the cultural and political implications of the play
- To discuss possible strategies, activities, resources and dynamics to tackle Hamlet in class
- Contextual aspects: society, politics, economy and gender in Renaissance England.
- Character construction.
- The use of the supernatural and its bearing on the relation between the past and the present.
- Knowledge and politics.
- The tragic dimension of the play.
- Recovery of attendees' main difficulties when teaching literary texts and of their previous knowledge about the play and its author
- Discussion of the problems related to the context of production
- Introduction to William Shakespeare’s dramatic world and the importance of this play
- Exploration of specific features of the play –stage directions, characters, setting, conflict, etc.
- Guided group analysis of the play.
Source text

Shakespeare. W. Hamlet.

Critical and theoretical material

Foakes, R. A. (1993). Hamlet versus Lear: Cultural Politics and Shakespeare's Art. Cambridge: CUP.
Hunt, M. (2007). Looking for Hamlet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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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