D489 - Webinar - The partisan novel and the marriage plot, in Persuasion, by Jane Austen (Set text for A Level Literature 2021/2023)

  • Ciclo: 2021
  • Nivel: Distance
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: Distance
  • Capacitador/es: Patricia Veronica Green

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1 28 Jun 2021 05:30 PM 07:00 PM


Patricia Veronica Green

Patricia holds a Diploma and a BA (Hons) in English, from the University of London, and a Master in English Studies from the University of Nottingham. For the past thirty years, she has been teaching literature in English, at secondary level for the A/S International Cambridge Certificate of Standard Education and has delivered teacher-training courses for Secondary Language and Literature teachers. She has also delivered summer seminars on Academic Writing at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM). She has been speaker at the International Book Fair held in Buenos Aires in 2016 and 2017, and at the International Conferences of Literature and audio-visual aids in Foreign Languages in 2015 and 2017, and at the International Conference, Writing for Liberty, held at the UNSAM, 2019, where she has participated as panelist and Chair speaker. Currently, she delivers the Seminar on Postmodernism and Literature for the BA in English, at the UNSAM.


A/S A Level teachers and Literature lovers


-To introduce the concepts underlying the novel of Education, in order to analyse them from Austen’s conservative philosophical approach to the theme of marriage.
- To examine the relevance of the elements of the plot and character, as shaped by Austen’s innovative style in the context of the novel’s subgenre and relate them to the structure and development of plot.
-To develop teachers’ A Level Literature understanding of the relevance of setting as a functional device that conveys the author’s ideology through radical literary techniques.
-To present teachers with alternative and varied study guidelines that ensure a thorough examination and exploration of theoretical framework and literary potential of the text


-The Novel of Education from Austen’s partisan perspective: the conventions of the genre, the function of the elements of the plot in relation to the values and ideas extolled by French Revolution. and the Anti sentimentalist movement.
- the development of the structure of the plot and the introduction to Austen’s radical narrative strategies. The element of contrast as a structural device to deploy the author’s mindset.

- The representation of the hero and heroine, and the conflict of ideas: the struggle between the old techniques and new stylistic devices and its emphasis on the expression of subjectivity.


- Activities such as close reading and textual analysis will be designed in order to explore how the main ideas regulating the sub-genre are represented in the novel, with a focus on stylistic elements and structural devices. - -A critical and practical approach to the novel that involves the selection of significant passages in the novel that illustrate the main tenets of the subgenre, so as to foster the participants’ knowledge of the text and develop analytical tools. - Textual analysis: Strategies of critical reading and writing oriented towards the development and improvement of extended essay’s techniques required for the A/S A Level text and general/content- based questions. -Study guide: participants will be asked to present examples from the text and in- text quotations, from relevant passages in order to fulfill the objectives of the session and to encourage personal response and critical thinking processes. - During the last part of the session, the facilitator will open a space for exchange of ideas, in order to encourage participants to reflect about the importance of the thematics of context, and its application in the study of the novel.


Brown, Julia Prewitt. Jane Austen's Novels: Social Change and Literary Form. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Butler, Marylin. Jane Austen and the War of Ideas. Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 1975.

Gard, Roger. Emma and Persuasion. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1989.

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