ESSARP Cursos

G995 - Mask and Man: Reading John Banville's "The Cleave Trilogy"

  • Ciclo: 2019
  • Nivel: General
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Anunciado
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: Daniel Ferreyra Fernández
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1 20 Feb 2019 09:30 AM 12:30 PM

Capacitador/es

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.

Destinatarios

All literature lovers

Objetivos

- To share the joys of reading fiction.
- To discuss and exchange ideas on three of John Banville’s most acclaimed novels, 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 novels.

Contenido

John Banville’s “The Cleave Trilogy” comprises three novels that revolve around the life of actor Alexander Cleave and his estranged daughter Cass: Eclipse (2000), Shroud (2002) and Ancient Light (2012). In them, Banville explores the interplay between the actor’s masks and his multiple selves, the invention of the past and the fallible nature of memory. Within these multi-layered novels also lie the philosophy of Friedrich Nietszche, Jaques Derrida’s and Paul de Man’s ideas about deconstruction and Louis Althusser’s Marxism, which makes “The Cleave Trilogy” a complex read, but also a profound examination of the nature of drama and representation, the uniqueness and preciousness of human existence and the possibility of true human connection. The aim of this workshop is to explore Banville’s Shroud in detail as the pivotal text in the trilogy, and establish connections with the other two novels in order to gain insight into Banville’s fictional universe.

Metodología

- Presentation of an integrated approach to the texts. - Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the texts. - Reading of key sections of John Banville’s Shroud, Eclipse and Ancient Light to appreciate their narrative power.

Bibliografía

John Banville’s Shroud (2002), Eclipse (2000) and Ancient Light (2012).

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