Literary History Courses in London

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

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  1. 'Holy, holy, holy': Literary religions of the counterculture

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    There is a culture, and there is the counterculture: the movement that arose to challenge the values, politics, mores – in short, the consciousness – of the emergent post-WWII society in America and Europe. Through literary and historical readings, the course will explore the counterculture’s reinvention of salvation, transcendence, and revelation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Dante's Divine Comedy: an introduction

    Dante's Divine Comedy: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The Divine Comedy is an imaginary journey through the three realms of the afterlife. It's a fascinating compendium of life in 14th century Italy, but Dante's ability to depict humanity in all its aspects is timelss and has fascinated readers ever since.

    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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