Fiction Courses in London

From Dante to DeLillo, revisit classic literature texts and enjoy discovering new writers and adaptations plus share your views in lively classroom discussions.
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  1. The female detective in literature and film

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course looks at the development in fiction and, more recently, on film, of the female detective. Detective fiction has always featured female writers and an increasing number of female investigators. This course will look at some of them in both their fictional and screen incarnations.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  2. Mrs Dalloway: a walk into the world of Virginia Woolf

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a close reading of Virginia Woolf's masterpiece Mrs. Dalloway, we will explore how the early Modernists used the vibrancy and decay of the city to expand their vision.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. A hunger artist: how Kafka came to write

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did Kafka come to write some of the most extraordinary fictions ever written? - the man who wakes up as a beetle, a judicial torture-machine, an ape’s lecture, a man whose name is reduced to a letter and his endless quest for justice. We explore why Kafka wrote such stories. Please read (or re-read) The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony beforehand.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Contested spaces: Israeli and Palestinian writing by Oz, Grossman, Darwish and Ali

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Against the backdrop of a conflict that has dominated the Middle East since the mid-20th century and shows no sign of ending, discover four reasoned, eloquent and deeply philosophical voices – two novelists, two poets – whose personal lives intersect with all the major events but whose writing transcends time and place.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Twentieth century world fiction

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continuing a popular occasional series of courses, we will be reading newly translated or freshly rediscovered works of fiction from Europe and Latin America, several of them published by Penguin Modern Classics, by great writers of the mid-twentieth century. Readings include The Beseiged City by Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Malina by Ingeborg Bachman (Austria), Three Summers by Margarita Liberaki (Greece), Springtime in a Broken Mirror by Mario Benedetti (Argentina), The Foolish Virgins by Ida Simon and The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. An introduction to literature: poetry and prose

    An introduction to literature: poetry and prose

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basic tools and techniques used to analyse poetry and prose. Come and enjoy reading and discussing a range of poetry and prose including short stories and the novel, 'A Passage to India' by E M Forster. Lots of lively discussion.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  7. Film of the book

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read works of fiction and view their cinematic adaptations, considering if 'fidelity' is important in bringing a literary text to the screen. Includes The Talented Mr.Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (film Anthony Mingella) and The Razor's Edge by W Somerset Maugham.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

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