- Contemporary British and International FictionCourse start date: Wed 27 Apr 2022
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTutors: Aamer HusseinA brief and careful selection of some outstanding contemporary novels from Britain and abroad include Ruth Padel’s Daughters of the Labyrinth, an exploration of the fate of Crete’s Jewish community through the eyes of a contemporary British painter; Mayflies, Andrew O’Hagan’s story of a long friendship; Waterline, Ross Raisin’s moving Glasgow-based chronicle of a long marriage, and two outstanding Booker-shortlisted works from South Africa and Sri Lanka respectively - Karen Jenning’s An Island and Anuk Arudpragasam’s A Passage North.
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City LitFull fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
- The American West in LiteratureCourse start date: Wed 27 Apr 2022
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTutors: Richard NilandThis class examines the literary history of the American West, delving into its iconic representation in literature from the 19th century to the present day. By looking at an exciting range of texts, the class explores literature’s longstanding and ongoing fascination with the culture, politics, and art of the American West.
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City LitFull fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
- 'Animals in 20th and 21st century fictionCourse start date: Wed 4 May 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: David BarnesAnimals leap, crawl, hop, and gallop across the pages of modern fiction. Why do authors write about animals? What effect does it have on us as readers when we encounter animals in novels and short stories? From Beatrix Potter and Black Beauty to the contemporary novel, this course explores the role of the animal in modern literature. Themes that we will think about together include: animal suffering, animals in depictions of childhood, and animal transformations and dehumanisation. Includes 'Happiness' (2018) by Aminatta Forna and writings by J.M. Coewtzee and John Berger.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
- Hidden Treasures: stories from everywhereCourse start date: Wed 12 Jan 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Aamer HusseinYou will read, analyse and discuss carefully selected treasures of international fiction, several of them freshly translated, from the second half of the 20th century, including a moving study of urban life from Denmarks’ Tove Ditlevsen, an Anatolian saga from Turkey’s Yashar Kemal, a satirical study of postwar Germany by Irmgard Keun, a portrait of a modern marriage by Italy’s Alberto Moravia, and a classic tale of life in a Welsh mining village by Kate Roberts.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
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