8 MARCH: WOMEN’S DAY
AUTORAS EN LENGUA INGLESA
El objetivo de este trabajo es rendir homenaje a grandes autoras en lengua inglesa.
Los alumnos escogerán una escritora de la lista y elaborarán una biografía incluyendo:
1. Fecha y lugar de nacimiento.
2. Hechos importantes de su vida.
3. Obras más importantes.
4. ¿Por qué es importante?
5. Adaptaciones cinematograficas de sus obras si las hay.
6. Seleccionar un fragmento que guste al alumno para traducirlo.
FAMOUS WOMEN WRITERS
The aim of this project is to pay a tribute to female writers who write/wrote in English
Students will choose a writer and create a biography in individual pages with photographs for each writer.
Students have to include:
1. Date and place of birth / death.
2. Important facts about her life.
3. Most important works.
4. Why is she important?
5. Are there any cinema or television adaptation of her works?
6. Find some extract (which you like) in English from her works and translate it.
The writers you can choose are:
1. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) Writer and influential public figure, who helped develop British feminism and philosophy.
2. Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794; women can do Gothic fiction)
3. Jane Austen: 1775. Austen's comic novels of love among the landed gentry gained
popularity after 1869. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Sense and
Sensibility, are considered literary classics. They mix romance, realism and humour.
4. Mary Shelley: She married the poet Shelley in 1816. Two years later, she published her most famous novel, Frankenstein.
5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Cry of the Children (1842; this poem helped bring about reforms to child labour in England)
6. Emily Bronte: (1818 – 1848)] was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), considered a classic of English literature.
7. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre (1847)
8. Elizabeth Gaskell: ( 1810 – 1865), a British novelist and short story writer during the
Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society,
including the very poor. North and South (1855)
9. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)
10. George Eliot: a pen name for Mary Ann Evans,1819- 1880. In 1851, she met the
philosopher George Henry Lewes who was already married, but she spent the next
20 years of her life with him. She wrote several novels that explored aspects of human
psychology, including Middlemarch (1871) The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner.
11. Emily Dickinson: one of America’s greatest poets, is also well known for her unusual life of social seclusion. She wrote poetry of great power.
12. Virginia Woolf: (1882 England). She was an essayist, novelist, publisher, critique,
specially famous for her novels and feminist writings. She is considered to be one of the
leading figures of modernist literature of the twentieth century
13. Karen Blixen (1885-1962), also known by her pseudonym, Isak Dinesen, is famous for her memoir, Out of Africa, and for several works of fiction, including Seven Gothic Tales (1934) and Winter's Tales (1942). She wrote in English, after living on a coffee farm in Kenya.
14. Iris Murdoch: Under the Net (1954) prolific philosopher-novelist
15. Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook (1962; women can chronicle political and social change)
16. Sylvia Plath ( 1932-1963). American writer Plath met and married British poet Ted Hughes, although the two later split. The depressive Plath committed suicide in 1963, garnering accolades after her death for the novel The Bell Jar, and the poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel. In 1982, Plath became the first person to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.
17. Margaret Atwood: Canadian author. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985; women can do dystopian fiction)
18. Toni Morrison: Beloved (1987)
19. Nadine Gordimer: a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize.
20. Edith Wharton: American novelist and short story writer. (The Age of Innocence).
Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature.
21. Alice Walker: The Color Purple, first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize.
22. Pearl S. Buck: Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth.
23. Joyce Carol Oates( 1938) is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing.
24. Alice Munro. Canadian writer. Nobel Prize 2013.
25. Agatha Christie: the queen of detective fiction
26. Dorothy Sayers
27. Patricia Highsmith
28. Ruth Rendell
29. P. D. James.
30. Sue Graffon
31. Frances Hodgson Burnett ( 1849 – 1924), an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911)
32. Edith Nesbit ( 1858 – 1924), an English author and poet. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television.
33. J. K. Rowling