S662 - Revisiting the Past's Future: Nineteen Eighty-four (IGCSE 2020-2021)

  • Ciclo: 2019
  • Nivel: Secondary
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo

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1 13 Aug 2019 05:30 PM 08:30 PM


Leonardo Andrés Pantaleo

Leonardo graduated from the University of La Plata as a Teacher of English Language and Literature. He is doing his MA degree in Literary Studies at UBA. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant in Contemporary English Literature for two years and one in English Culture and Civilization at UNLP. He has participated in several academic conferences. For the past twelve years, he has taught ESL classes for the IGCSE/AS/A Language and Literature at Patris Bilingual School, City Bell, and he has prepared IB candidates at St. George’s, Quilmes and at Southern International School.


IGCSE level Literature teachers and Literature teachers in general


- To present the context of production and its marks in the text.

- To provide IGCSE literature teachers with useful tools for the analysis of the novel.

- To discuss possible ways of facilitating students' reading.

- To share ways of approaching the text in class with engaging activities.


• Totalitarianism in a dystopian science fiction: the uniqueness of a common trope

• Socialism under attack: what Orwell said he didn't mean

• Winston Smith’s diary: issues of language and power

• Individuals, masses and autonomy

• Technology and privacy


- Presentation and discussion of the novel, its context of production and its themes. - Participants will be presented with material to arouse students' interest and facilitate their understanding of the text. - Discussion of possible ways to enhance students' analysis and production for IGCSE Literature examinations; including close reading techniques, thinking routines and games, among others.


- IGCSE syllabus and material available on

- Feder, Lillian. Selfhood, Language, and Reality: George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". The Georgia Review. Vol. 37, No. 2 (Summer 1983), pp. 392-409

- Hole, Roar. Nineteen Eighty-Four’s Dystopian Vision. Power and the Individual. Master Thesis in English. Agder University College - 2007

- Jacobs, Naomi. Dissent, Assent, and the Body in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Utopian Studies
Vol. 18, No. 1 (2007), pp. 3-20.

- Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Penguin Books, London, 1987

- Pittock, Malcom. The Hell of Nineteen Eighty–Four. Essays in Criticism, Volume XLVII, Issue 2, April 1997, Pages 143–164

- Posner, Richard A, “Orwell versus Huxley: Economics, Technology, Privacy, and Satire”, in
On Nineteen Eighty-Four, (Ed) Abbot Gleason, Princeton University Press, Princeton,

- Resch, Robert Paul, “Utopia, Dystopia, and the Middle Class in George Orwell’s Nineteen
Eighty-Four,” Boundary 2 24:1, Duke University Press, 1997

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