S670 - A system of Walls: Gendered spaces and constrained women in Romeo and Juliet

  • Ciclo: 2019
  • Nivel: Secondary
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: María Cecilia Pena Koessler, Rocío Romero

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1 12 Aug 2019 05:30 PM 08:30 PM


Rocío Romero

Graduate teacher from ISP “Joaquín V. Gonzalez.” She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the International University of Valencia and has completed a postgraduate course in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández", where she taught Literature I. She currently holds a grade five teaching position in an International School in Barcelona.

María Cecilia Pena Koessler

Graduate Teacher of English at Primary level and at Secondary level from I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". Postgraduate course in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández". MA in Literary Linguistics (University of Nottingham). She teaches Literature I and Children's Literature at J.V.González and I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas Teacher Training Colleges and IGCSE and IB literature at secondary schools.


Primary & Secondary school teachers


- To raise awareness about gender differences in different times.
- To propose an unconventional reading of Romeo and Juliet and pose further questions to reflect on spaces and places in other celebrated works.
- To provide an interdisciplinary approach combining the study of places and spaces with Spatial Theories and the study of the construction of sexuality and gender.


In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet spaces and places are defined by Patriarchy, which creates, reproduces and legitimises a system of walls where female erotic power is enclosed in an attempt to be controlled. In this course, such system will be explored with aid from Geocriticism and feminist criticism to understand notions such as space and place and how those can be laden with genderedbiased meanings. The system of walls where female erotic power is enclosed consists of five spaces and places: outside, inside the city walls, inside the house walls, inside the chamber walls and inside the female body. The exploration of these different places and spaces will allow the reader of the paper to understand how power was organised and controlled.


The session will consist of a lecture followed by some suggestions for further analysis and short discussion. Ideas to adapt the material for secondary schools will be discussed as well.


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