COD 2023 - D870

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: African American Poetry: The Dream Deferred

Literature lovers

1 sesiones, inicia: 13-May

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Ciclo: 2023
Nivel: A Distancia
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Pospuesto
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
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Sesiones Fechas Inicia Termina
1 13 Mayo 2023 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
Literature lovers
In this online reading breakfast session, we intend:
▪ To continue creating a reading community of lovers of literature.
▪ To continue developing reading strategies to tackle the ambiguous nature of literary texts.
▪ To learn about and explore the African American literary world.
An introduction to African American poetry and its transversal themes: confrontation with the WASP concept of the “American Dream”, the experience of slavery, ethnic identity and community affiliation. Our focus will be on ethnicity and language, since both can be seen as key elements to construct cultural identity or as vehicles to perpetuate oppression. We will delve into poetic worlds which are hybrid, marginal and ethnically marked.
A selection of poems,songs and speeches:
- Song Strange Fruit (1939). (author Abel Meeropol, most representative singer Billie Holiday)
- A Selection of poems by Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks & Amanda Gorman in dialogue with poems by Walt Whitman & Emma Lazarus and with Martin Luther King’s famous speech.
*We will include other literary texts if time allows
An online dialogical and interactive session in which participants will discuss the poems and the topics introduced as well as analyse the different ways in which poets express their concerns.
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Ashcroft, B., Griffiths G. & Tiffin, H. (1995). The Post-Colonial Studies Reader,Routledge.
Beacon, G. (2004). African-Americans and racial prejudice in the USA. En R. Costa Picazo y A.
Capalbo (Eds.), Reflexiones sobre cultura estadounidense (pp. 153-158). BMPress.
Gates Jr., H. L. (1985). “Race,” Writing, and Difference. The University of Chicago Press.
Gates, Jr., H. L. (Ed.). (1990). Reading Black, Reading Feminist. Meridian.
Pope, R. (1998). The English Studies book. Routledge.