Literary History Courses in London

From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to commedia dell’arte to the ‘modern medieval’, revisit or discover writers and books that shaped English language and literature, through expert talks and lively classroom discussion.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Decameron is one of the early literary works in the Italian language and it had a significant influence on many other writers. Come and discover the genesis of the novel and some of the stories that still resonate with readers today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Dante, Petrarca & Boccaccio: creators of Italian literature

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio set the foundations of Italian literature and developed the Tuscan vernacular into a literary language. See how they contributed to the shift from an essentially medieval worldview to humanism and the Renaissance.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Guillaume Apollinaire: writer of poetry, drama and prose

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Although widely known as a poet of World War I, Guillaume Apollinaire was a prolific journalist and art critic, as well as playwright and writer of fiction. The intellectual and personal relationships that he formed in the artistic milieu of the Parisian Belle Epoque established his reputation as one of the most innovative and challenging writers at the beginning of the 20th century.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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