COD 2023 - D924

Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: The Southern Gothic in the USA

All literature lovers

1 sesiones, inicia: 18-Nov

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Ciclo: 2023
Nivel: A Distancia
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Terminado
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
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1 18 Noviembre 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.
All literature lovers
- Explore “The Deep South” in the USA; a highly idiosyncratic cultural region, with its recurrent themes and tropes: the gallant South, the Grotesque, slavery, the plantations, the close-knit community, the Southern Gothic.
- Read, analyse and interpret four paradigmatic short stories written by two main representatives of the Southern Gothic: William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor.
In this reading breakfast, we intend:
- To create a reading community of lovers of literature.
- To develop reading strategies to tackle the ambiguous nature of literary texts.
- To learn about the Southern Gothic.
William Faulkner's short stories:
- "Dry September"
- "A Rose for Emily"
Flannery O'Connor's short stories:
- "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
- "Good Country People"
Workshop. Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss the texts and the topics introduced as well as analyse and interpret the different ways in which artists portray the “Deep South”.
Bloom, H. (2008). William Faulkner. Updated edition. Blooms Literary Criticism
Castillo Street, S. & Charles L. Crow (Eds). (2016). The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Magny, C.E. (1966). "Faulkner or Theological Inversion." In Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. R. Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall, pp. 66-78.
O’Connor, F. (1970). Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. Ed. S. Fitzgerald & R. Fitzgerald. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
O’Connor, F. (1971). The Complete Stories. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Whitt, M. E. (1997). Understanding Flannery O’Connor. University of South Carolina Press.