COD 2020 - CP018

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and media session: Love and Romance in Post-feminist times: reading Cat Person, by Kristen Roupenian

Literature teachers and literature lovers

1 sesiones, inicia: 09-May

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Ciclo: 2020
Nivel: General
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Pospuesto
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Ms. Patricia Veronica Green
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1 09 Mayo 2020 10:00 am 11:30 am


Patricia Veronica Green

Patricia holds a Diploma and a BA (Hons) in English, from the University of London, and a Master in English Studies from the University of Nottingham. For the past thirty years, she has been teaching literature in English, at secondary level for the A/S International Cambridge Certificate of Standard Education and has delivered teacher-training courses for Secondary Language and Literature teachers. She has also delivered summer seminars on Academic Writing at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM). She has been speaker at the International Book Fair held in Buenos Aires in 2016 and 2017, and at the International Conferences of Literature and audio-visual aids in Foreign Languages in 2015 and 2017, and at the International Conference, Writing for Liberty, held at the UNSAM, 2019, where she has participated as panelist and Chair speaker. Currently, she delivers the Seminar on Postmodernism and Literature for the BA in English, at the UNSAM.
Literature teachers and literature lovers
- To explore Roupenian’s tale in the context of her anthology of short fiction and within the broader perspective of contemporary 21st century female short fiction.
- To encourage a contextual reading of the story that incorporates a revision and re- evaluation of genre conventions of love and romance plots in short stories.
- To analyse how 21st century female short fiction fuels our reflection upon the ongoing changes related to sexual politics and gender issues in contemporary culture and society.
- To foster an awareness of the innovative and subversive force of female short fiction and its ongoing literary and political relevance within the canon.
- Brief introduction to contemporary female short fiction and the tenets of Postfeminist movement.
- Cat Person (2017) by Kristen Roupenian.
- Genre approach to domestic female fiction: You know you want this (2017) by Kristen Roupenian. Roupeninan's collection of short stories.
- Close reading of key passages of the short story with a focus on the story’s thematic potential and its conflictive issues.
- Group work: selection of relevant passages in order to fuel debates and discussions on the broader cultural and social themes that the story foregrounds.
- Upon closure, participants will be invited to respond critically to the text, as a way of eliciting their own personal responses to the story.

We will be using the online platform Zoom for our webinar sessions.
Please check the date and time of the webinar.
Time: from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.
Garber, M. (2017) 'Cat Person' and the Impulse to Undermine Women's Fiction. Retrieved from: › archive › 2017/12 › cat-person-is-not-an-essay

Roupenian, K. (2017) Retrieved from: › magazine › 2017/12/11 › cat-person