City of words: London's literary landscape

Course Dates: 12/09/19 - 07/11/19
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Eleanor Jackson

London has been muse, magnet and mecca to writers for 400 years, home to Shakespeare's successes, Dickens' dramas and Wilde's witticisms. After an introductory lecture we walk a different London neighbourhood each week exploring its literary connections. Initial lecture is at the at City Lit. This is followed by 8 walks.

Description

What is the course about?

London's literary heritage.

What will we cover?

1) Lecture - CityLit
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?



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Book your place

Course Code: HLW99

Thu, day, 12 Sep - 07 Nov '19

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £70.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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