Advanced Literary Study

Ways into Advanced Literary Study is creative, rigorous and challenging, exploring the rich rewards of close reading analysis in fiction, poetry and drama. From Ibsen to Kate Chopin and T.S. Eliot, our courses allow you to discuss and debate great works from different genres and periods of time.

Courses available both in-person and online

Study in-person, or online from the comfort of home. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. Our interactive classes allow you to participate in discussions with fellow adult students and share your interest in advanced literary study as part of a learning community. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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We offer daytime, evening and weekend courses, both short and long. Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators. Tutors share their knowledge and passion through presentations, screenings, interactive discussion, analysis, and other activities.

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  1. Ways into advanced fiction, poetry and drama: nineteenth century voices
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hugh Epstein, Patricia Sweeney
    Explore the rewards of close reading analysis, focusing on the three main literary genres of fiction,



    poetry and drama. Read, analyse and debate British, European and American works from different periods of time, including The Awakening(1899) by Kate Chopin, Hedda Gabler(1891) by Henrik Ibsen, and poetry by Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barratt Browning, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Tennyson, and Christina Rossetti.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Ways into advanced fiction, poetry and drama: the transition to modernity
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    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hugh Epstein, Patricia Sweeney
    Explore the rewards of close reading analysis, focusing on the three main literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama. Read, analyse and debate works from the early 20th century that represent a transition to modernity. Includes Quicksand (1928) by Nella Larsen, The Cherry Orchard (1903) by Anton Chekhov and poetry by T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, Edward Thomas, Charlotte Mew and Edna St.Vincent Millay.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00

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