Introductory Literature Courses
Our introductory literature courses invite you to explore different genres across a range of periods. Whether you are interested in poetry, fiction, or drama, our introductory courses – online or in-person - will help you to develop your close reading skills, along with your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of some great works of literature.
- Literature Taster: Nineteenth Century NovelsCourse start date: Thu 11 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sophie OxenhamCurious about studying nineteenth century novels? We will discuss extracts from Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', exploring some of their narrative methods, themes and concerns, and provide a preview of 19th century literature courses for terms two and three:January-July 2024.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £7.00
- Literature tasterCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Patricia SweeneyDo you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special. The course also presents an overview of our literature offering for term two (January - March 2024).
- Literature Taster: ShakespeareCourse start date: Wed 17 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sophie OxenhamCurious about studying Shakespeare? Try this taster session on Shakespeare to boost your confidence and whet your appetite for further study. We will explore short passages from two Shakespeare plays, one comedy (As You Like It) and one tragedy (Hamlet).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- An introduction to poetry: W. H. Auden and Elizabeth BishopCourse start date: Sat 20 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laurie SmithCome and join an introduction and exploration of the poetry of W H Auden and Elizabeth Bishop. We will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of their poetry and consider how the poets shape our responses.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
- Literature taster: contemporary fictionCourse start date: Thu 28 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Patricia SweeneyEver wondered what studying a Literature course at City Lit is like? Tempted to try, but not ready to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session on contemporary fiction to boost your confidence and whet your appetite for further study!
Includes information on the Literature programme offering for term three, which runs from April to July 2024.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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