City of words: London's literary landscape
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Mixed Mode (Online and In Person)
This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HLW99
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
London's literary heritage.
This course will be delivered online and in person, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
What will we cover?
1) Lecture - zoom.
2) St. Paul's & the Southbank - Shakespeare
3) The City - Dickens, Defoe et al
4) Charing Cross & Covent Garden - Kipling & Edwardian literature
5) Soho & Fitzrovia - bad boys of literature
6) Chelsea - Wilde & bohemian London
7) Marylebone - Conan Doyle etc
8) Bloomsbury - publishers & Bloomsbury Group
9) Fleet Street & Holborn Johnson, Dickens etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify key London literary figures and the buildings/areas associated with them.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An interest in London and literature. An ability to walk for 2 hours at a gentle pace.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Initial lecture followed by guided walks.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for London's variable weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HLW104 : City of words: further adventures.