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.
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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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- Ways into advanced fiction, poetry and drama: the transition to modernityCourse start date: Wed 31 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Patricia SweeneyExplore the rewards of close reading analysis, focusing on the literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama. Read, analyse and debate works from the early 20th century that represent a transition to modernity. Includes The Cherry Orchard (1903) by Anton Chekhov, Quicksand (1928) by Nella Larsen, and poetry by T.S. Eliot and Edna St Vincent Millay.
- Ways of reading: aspects of narrative theoryCourse start date: Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jenny StevensWhat do we mean by ‘literary fiction’? What expectations do we bring to the novels we read? Do we really ‘escape’ when we enter fictional worlds? These are just some of the questions addressed in a course which focuses on the analysis of prose fiction. Reading texts as short as one-sentence ‘flash fiction’ to complete short stories, it engages with writing from a wide range of periods and authors, paying close attention to narrative techniques and their effects.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Ways into advanced literature: disruptors, transgressors and storytellersCourse start date: Wed 22 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Patricia SweeneyExplore the rewards of close reading analysis, focusing on fiction, drama and the literary essay. Read, analyse and debate works from the mid-twentieth century that challenged the status quo and entered into the debates of the time. Includes 'A Single Man' by Christopher Isherwood, 'A Delicate Balance' by Edward Albee and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem' by Joan Didion.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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