Contemporary and world literature courses

Explore our exciting new programme of online Literature courses in Contemporary and World Literature. From ‘The Contemporary African novel’ to ‘Japanese Crime Literature’, or ‘Migration and the Literary Imagination’ to ‘Environment and Ecology in contemporary fiction’, we offer a broad range of courses to spark your curiosity and enthusiasm.

Our online courses are taught through group discussion and short tutor presentations, in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning

We are also delighted to welcome some new tutors to our programme, who bring with them a wealth of expertise and passion for their subjects. You can find out more about them here.


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  1. 19th Century American Literature
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This class explores 19th century American literature, reading classic texts to broaden knowledge of literary history through a range of influential novels, stories and poems. Among the writers considered in their literary, political and cultural contexts will be Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00

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