G1020 - “The Isle Is Full of Noises That Give Delight and Hurt Not”: Reading Margaret Atwood’s Hag Seed (2016)

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

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1 28 Jun 2019 05:30 PM 08:30 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 Margaret Atwood’s Hag Seed, her narrative techniques, her recurrent themes and her 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 Hag Seed (2016), Margaret Atwood explores the life of theatre director Felix who, betrayed by a trusted colleague, is exiled from his position in society. Having suffered in isolation, Felix is granted the position of teaching in a prison literacy program, and begins to plot his revenge against those who betrayed him. Throughout the novel, Atwood manages to subtly draw parallelisms between Felix’s predicament and the life of Prospero, the wronged Duke of Milan, who has also suffered exile on a remote island in William Shakespeare’s masterful The Tempest. Both Atwood’s and Shakespeare’s works will enter a dialogic relationship in which the main themes of loss, revenge, imprisonment (literal and metaphorical) will be resignified.


- Presentation of an integrated approach to Margaret Atwood’s Hag Seed (2016). - Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the text. - Reading of key sections of Margaret Atwood’s Hag Seed and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to appreciate how the two works converse intertextually and resignify each other.


Margaret Atwood’s Hag Seed.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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