- Poetic MomentsCourse start date: Thu 19 May 2022
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTutors: Laurie SmithWhat makes some poets seize the moment in which they live, and write about it in poems which become famous and much loved? Some poems capture the spirit of their time so memorably that we feel they will always be read and admired. How does this happen?Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
- Wit, Sex and Passion: the MetaphysicalsCourse start date: Tue 7 Jun 2022
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTutors: Julian BirkettThe poetry of the English 17th century - sometimes called Metaphysical poetry - is characterised by wit and wordplay that continue to delight and seduce us today. The poems of John Donne are brilliantly ingenious depictions of sexual passion, those of George Herbert are moving meditations on religious love, while Andrew Marvell in classic poems such as To His Coy Mistress treads a studiedly fine line between the art of seduction and sexual blackmail.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
- The American West in LiteratureCourse start date: Fri 10 Jun 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.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
- Judaism and Modernist Literature: from Kafka to Clarice LispectorCourse start date: Fri 24 Jun 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: James LevequeThis course will examine the contributions of Jewish writers in the developments of literary Modernism, from the beginning of the 20th century. We will develop an understanding of how Jewish writers deployed the techniques and themes developed in Modernist writing to approach a series of topics, such as the Jewish family and his or relation to the national body, the Jew as racialised figure and anti-semitism, and the Jewish scriptural traditions.
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
- Borderlines of Madness in 19th century fictionCourse start date: Mon 9 May 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah WiseWe will explore various themes related to insanity and altered states of consciousness by examining a number of 19th-century works of fiction. Novelists and poets often had the greatest insights into the workings of the mind, and many Victorian psychiatrists cited works of fiction in their case studies. Among the authors we will cover are Charlotte Bronte, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Gogol, Herman Melville and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
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