History, culture & writing

We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others. Want to speak to a member of the Humanities Team to find out more about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2652 or email us on humanities@citylit.ac.uk.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Alexander, the great man of history

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The great man of history! The great conqueror! The great king! It is true to say that the world turned with Alexander. Come find out just how far and wide his influence was felt.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Allende, Borges and Marquez: masters of Latin American storytelling

    Course Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore short stories from Jorge Luis Borges' 'Labyrinths' (1962), together with Gabriel Garcia Márquez's novella 'No one writes to the Colonel' (1961) & Isabel Allende's 'Los Cuentos de Eva Luna' (1989), investigating their unique approach to storytelling.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. America: history, literature and culture 1900-1930s

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. American literature: the landscape of the 'dream'

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The American reinvention of self changed pace after WW2. Read and discover fiction and drama of the 1950s that captured the changing sensibilities of the post-war world. Includes 'Giovanni's Room' by James Baldwin, stories by Flannery O'Connor and John Cheever and the play 'A Raisin in the Sun' by Lorraine Hansbury.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. An introduction to data journalism

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your IT skills to data mine and find stories hidden in published statistics.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. An introduction to Deleuze’s philosophy of creativity and freedom

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is thought? What is creativity? Could the ways in which we encounter the world be constrained by habituated, reactive patterns of existence?
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  8. An introduction to film: from the classical era to contemporary cinema

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course explores film from the 1930s to the present day, looking at Hollywood cinema, classical and post-classical film, European cinema, art cinema, popular cinema, key movements and concepts including genre, spectatorship and authorship.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. An introduction to film: from the development of cinema to 1930

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course explores film to around 1930, looking at early film, the development of narrative cinema and the classical Hollywood style, as well as European film movements and styles, and the impact of sound.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  10. An introduction to film: the development of cinema to 1930

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course explores film to around 1930, looking at early film, the development of narrative cinema and the classical Hollywood style, as well as European film movements and styles, and the impact of sound.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. An introduction to literature: drama

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will read and discuss three plays including The Doll's House (IF) by Ibsen, Richard II (IF) by Shakespeare and a play in production in London in terms of language, characterisation, ideas and how they work as performance texts. No class on 19 October.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. An introduction to literature: poetry and prose

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basic tools and techniques used to analyse poetry and prose. You will read and discuss a wide range of poetry and prose including the novel 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot and some short stories.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. An introduction to poetry: UA Fanthorpe, Elizabeth Jennings and Carol Ann Duffy

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from Introduction to poetry 1, you will read ,discuss and enjoy a selection of poetry by UA Fanthorpe, Elizabeth Jennings and Carol Ann Duffy in terms of their styles and themes.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. An introduction to populism: a view of America and Europe

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is populism and how does it apply to America and Europe? An insightful short introduction to populism. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  15. An introduction to the Beat Generation: Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs

    Course Date: Tue 13 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and discuss this controversial mid-twentieth century American literary movement. See how these highly influential works question American values and refigure American identity, opening a path for the counterculture movements of the 1960s.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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