D723 - Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Reading J. D. Salinger's Nine Stories
- Ciclo: 2022
- Nivel: Culture Programme
- Idioma: Inglés
- Estado: Terminado
- Lugar: Distance
- Capacitador/es: Griselda Beacon
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Griselda Beacon is a teacher trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts. Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT. Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom. She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
All lovers of reading Literature
We will read and discuss Salinger’s Nine Stories within the frame of the Cold War. In the 1950s, the US experiences economic growth which allows the country to expand its hegemony beyond the national borders. This material comfort creates a new model to follow, the so-called American Way of Life in suburban contexts. The numbness of affluence allows the government to keep a hidden watchful surveillance on ordinary citizens to uproot dissident ideologies, while mainstream America rejoices in self-complacency. In this context, Salinger’s short stories divert from this path to show discomfort and make the negative effects of consumerism explicit.
In this reading and media session, we intend:
▪To continue creating a reading community of lovers of literature.
▪To continue developing reading strategies to tackle the ambiguous nature of literary texts.
▪To learn about and explore Salinger’s work.
A selection of Salinger’s stories in Nine Stories:
“A Perfect Day for Bananafish”
“The Laughing Man”
“Uncle Wiggily in Conneticut”
“For Esmé: --with Love and Squalor”
Workshop. Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss the texts and the topics introduced.
French, W. (1963) J. D. Salinger. New York: Twayne.
Prigozy, R. (2008) “Nine Stories: J.D. Salinger’s Linked Mysteries”. In Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: J.D. Salinger, New Edition. Comp. Harold Bloom. New York: Infobase Publishing.
Salinger, J.D. (1964) Nine Stories. New York: Bantam Books