COD 2020 - S677

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (2020- 2021 IGCSE)

IGCSE English Teachers and Literature Readers

1 sessions, start: 11-Mar

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Secondary
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Facilitator/s: Martha Patricia De Cunto
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ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 11 March 2020 05:30 pm 08:30 pm


Martha Patricia De Cunto

She holds a Master of Arts in Literary Linguistics from the University of Nottingham, UK and is currently doing a PhD in Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Cultural Studies at UNR. She has been a lecturer in American Literature, Children's Literature, YAL Literature and Introduction to Literary Studies at I.E.S. Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández". She has also taught Creative Writing at ISP “Joaquín V. González”. She has been a teacher of Language and Literature in several schools in Buenos Aires for more than 30 years.
IGCSE English Teachers and Literature Readers
To encourage participants to
 Explore the concept of McCarthyism and the relationship between 17th Century and the 1950’s America.
 Analyze some of the sources of the text and the relationship between history and fiction.
 Discuss the tension between the individual vs. society.
 Explore the concept of witchcraft.
 Become acquainted with the elements of Ancient Tragedy in the play.
 Discuss focalization and the use of stage directions for the creation of meaning in the play.
 Explore the language used by the author to create a colonial flavor.
This short seminar will explore Puritan values, prejudices and beliefs to understand the conflicts and their resolutions. It will propose different interpretations of the main characters based on Feminist and Marxist perspectives. It will also analyze the directions to create sympathy or antipathy towards the characters in the reader’s mind. It will apply a pragmatic approach to the analysis of Tituba and will use Austin’s Speech Act theory to analyze the way the characters relate in different parts of the play.
The facilitator will present the main topics. Participants will analyze extracts and answer the kind of questions that students are likely to get in their written papers.
Austin, J.L.(1962). How to Do Things with Words. Oxford: Clarendon Press
Bigsby, C. (2005). Arthur Miller. A Critical Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bloom, H. (2007). Modern Critical Views: Arthur Miller. New Edition
NY: Infobase Publishing.

------------(2008). Modern Critical Interpretations. Arthur Miller. The Crucible. New Edition NY: Infobase Publishing.

Eagleton, T. (1991). Literary Theory. An Introduction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Eagleton, M. (1994). Feminist Literary Theory. London: Blackwell.
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