COD 2022 - D753

Webinar - IGCSE/AS Literature: Teaching Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman (set text)

AS Language and Literature teachers, IGCSE Literature teachers, secondary school teachers interested in helping students to analyse Death and the King's Horseman (set text) considering the specificities of the play in relation to the requirements of the examination

1 sesiones, inicia: 02-Ago

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Ciclo: 2022
Nivel: A Distancia
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Terminado
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Cecilia Lasa MA
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1 02 Agosto 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm

Capacitador/es

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.
AS Language and Literature teachers, IGCSE Literature teachers, secondary school teachers interested in helping students to analyse Death and the King's Horseman (set text) considering the specificities of the play in relation to the requirements of the examination
- To identify the main problems and challenges teachers and student may face when studying Death and the King's Horseman
- To account for the main conflict(s) in the play
- To explain how the construction of characters and the setting contribute to the main conflict(s) in Death and the King's Horseman
- To analyse the cultural and political implications of the play
- To discuss possible strategies and activities to tackle Death and the King's Horseman in class.
- Wole Soyinka and post-Independence African Literature
- Staging the colonial experience: setting, atmosphere, characterisation, dramatic conflict
- Interpreting death from the Yoruba perspective and from the British point of view: rituals vs. tragedies
- Interpreting the individual from the Yoruba perspective and from the British point of view: the human as part of a universal order vs. the human as a privileged entity
- Race and gender
1) Discussion of the problems and challenges teachers and student may face when studying Death and the King's Horseman 2) Exploration of specific components of the play: characters, setting, atmosphere, conflict(s), themes, literary devices, etc. 3) Analysis of possible activities, resources and strategies to teach Death and the King's Horseman 4) Guided group reflection.
Source text

Soyinka, Wole. Death and the King's Horseman. London: Methuen, 1999.

Critical material

Jeyifo, Biodun, Irele, Abiola(Eds.). Wole Soyinka: Politics, Poetics, and Postcolonialism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2003.
Ojaide, Tanure. “Teaching Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ to American College Students.” College Literature 19/20, no. 3/1 (1992): 210–14. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25112004.
Williams, Adebayo. “Ritual and the Political Unconscious: The Case of ‘Death and the King’s Horseman.’” Research in African Literatures 24, no. 1 (1993): 67–79. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3820199.

Cambridge Bibliography about Literature in English

Cambridge International Examinations. Learner Guide IGCSE® Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Russell, Carey. Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Whitthome, Elizabeth. AS & A Level Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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