CP004 - Cultural Programme - Reading Breakfast: A Greek House of Cards: Reading Colm Toibin's House of Names (2017)

  • Ciclo: 2019
  • Nivel: Culture Programme
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Pospuesto
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: Daniel Ferreyra Fernández

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1 04 May 2019 09:00 AM 12:00 PM


Daniel Ferreyra Fernández

Daniel Ferreyra Fernández graduated from ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1998. He specialized in Contemporary Literature at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González” (1999 – 2005). Since 2001, he has been teaching courses and workshops on Contemporary Literature at “Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa” (AACI) and at the British Art Centre (BAC). He currently teaches English Language IV at IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, ENS en Lenguas Vivas “Sofía B. de Spangenberg” and at ISP “Dr. Joaquín V. González”. He also teaches IGCSE Literature and English B (International Baccalaureate) courses at Colegio Palermo Chico. From 2013 to 2016 he was the Head of the English Department at the Teacher Training College of the IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”. From 2016 to 2018 he was also the Vice Dean in that institution. He has been a facilitator at ESSARP since 2012.


All Literature lovers


- To share the joys of reading fiction.
- To discuss and exchange ideas on Colm Toíbín’s latest novel, his narrative techniques, his recurrent themes and his fictional universe.
- To build strategies that will enable the participants to take an active role in the creation of the meaning of the novel.


In House of Names (2017), Colm Toíbín draws on Aeschylus's Oresteia to explore the lives, minds and motivations of those who are mostly silenced in the Greek tragedian's original play. The bereaved mother (Clytemnestra), the sacrificial victim (Iphigenia), the revengeful daughter (Electra), the tormented son (Orestes) all take centre stage in Toíbín's masterful work. In constant dialogic relationship with Aeschylus's tragedies, House of Names is a complex read, but also a profound examination of timeless themes such as parental love, filial loyalty, betrayal, revenge, and the possibility of true human connection in a hostile and forbidding universe.


- Presentation of an integrated approach to the text. - Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the text. - Reading of key sections of Colm Toíbín’s House of Names to appreciate its narrative power.


- Colm Toíbín’s House of Names (2017).
- Aeschylus's Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides)
- Judith Butler's Bodies that Matter and Gender Trouble.

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