COD 2020 - D236

Webinar - Gender, Genre and Politics in the Changeling, by Thomas Middleton and James Rowley (Set text for A/S and A Level Literature in English, 2021/ 2022)

Secondary A/S and IGCSE Teachers and literature lovers

2 sesiones, inicia: 03-Jun

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Ciclo: 2020
Nivel: Secundaria
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Terminado
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Ms. Patricia Veronica Green
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Sesiones Fechas Inicia Termina
1 03 Junio 2020 09:30 am 10:30 am
2 10 Junio 2020 09:30 am 10:30 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.
Secondary A/S and IGCSE Teachers and literature lovers
- To account teachers with key aspects related to the Renaissance Drama and Jacobean tragedy in particular, with a focus on the sub-genre of the Revenge Tragedy
- To examine the ways the text establishes the dramatic conventions or agreements between audience/readers and the interpretation of text and its performance
- To analyse key passages in the text in order to explore the aspects related to plot, character and setting.
- To further explore the way relevant passages and their intrinsic characteristic in order to acquaint teachers with literary comprehensive and writing tools to fulfill the requirements typical of Paper 1 options, i.e., the general essay and text-based questions.
- To encourage teachers of AS/A Level Literature in English to deploy reading and writing strategies aimed at developing critical thinking and personal response with the literary extended essay in focus.
- Presentation of the historical, social and economic context of production of Modern English Drama, and the development of The Jacobean tragedy within the Renaissance period.
- Introduction to Middleton and Rowley’s collaborative work and their ideological shaping of the play, with an emphasis on its political influence during James I’s reign.
- The presentation of the key aspects of the revenge tragedy such as its concerns with the conflictive aspects of human nature and agency as a way of responding to the audience’s requirements for more realistic representations.
- Introduction to the main characteristics of Jacobean drama, and to the many sub-genre precedents of revenge drama, such as the blending of the revenge plot, the love and domestic drama, as well as the inclusion of grotesque modes of representation.
- Discussion of the play’s main themes, such as the disruption of social hierarchies, sexual politics, evidencing society’s concerns with gender issues and its anxieties about love, sexuality, women and madness.
- Analysis of key passages with the purpose of encouraging a critical reading of the play’s stylistic conventions, inherent in the display of disruptive dynamics at the level of plot, language, syntax and content.
- Introduction to the relevant aspects concerning James I’s foreign policy and the Spanish influence in Jacobean drama. Historical overview.
- introduction to key aspects of Jacobean theatre and its influence as public entertainment, as well as the role of the public dramatist.
- Study of key extracts in the play that foreground relevant generic, thematic and stylistic aspects so as to enforce reading and writing strategies
- Open debate and discussion in order to solve crucial issues related to essay writing skills, dealing with aspects of form and content with a focus on essay-type questions
This is one hour interactive webinar where all questions and queries will be addressed.
We will be using the online platform Zoom for our webinar sessions.
Please check the date and time of the webinar.
Time: from 17.30 to 19.00
- Malcolmson, Cristina. " 'As Tame as the Ladies': Politics and Gender in The
Changeling." Revenge Tragedy. Ed. Stevie Simkin. Basingstoke, England:
Palgrave, 2001. 142-62. Print.

- Middleton, Thomas and Rowley, William. The Changeling. Edited by James Daalder. New Mwemaid,1964.