Literary evening lectures: In all weathers: atmosphere in Thomas Hardy's novels

Course Dates: 24/05/19
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Hugh Epstein

Come and enjoy monthly talks and discussion on authors and literary topics that influenced and continue to impact on our understanding of prose, poetry and drama. This month's lecture will be given by Dr.Hugh Epstein:

'In All Weathers: Atmosphere in Thomas Hardy's Novels'.


What is the course about?

Spend an hour at our Literary Evening Lectures, enjoying talks and discussion on authors and
literary topics given by writers and academics from City Lit and beyond.

This month's lecture is given by Hugh Epstein. Hugh has taught literature classes at City Lit for the past dozen years. He is the secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society and has published many academic articles on Conrad and on Hardy. His book, Hardy, Conrad and the Senses, will be published by Edinburgh University Press in November 2019.

What will we cover?

'In All Weathers: Atmosphere in Thomas Hardy's Novels'

This illustrated talk will draw on six of Thomas Hardy's novels, from his first, Desperate Remedies, through to Tess of the d'Urbervilles, to explore, quite literally, the air that circulates through these romantic stories of rural and agricultural life. It is not necessary to have any knowledge of these novels to enjoy the ways in which Hardy's highly atmospheric writing engages with a British national pastime - talking about the weather!

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Understand more about authors, literary themes and topics related to fiction, poetry or drama, depending on the theme of the monthly talk.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The lecture is open to all those who enjoy learning about and discussing literature.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a lecture from the speaker followed by a Q&A session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no extra costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for other literature courses under History, Culture and Writing on our website,

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: HLT132

Fri, eve, 24 May - 24 May '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £9.00
Senior fee: £9.00
Concession: £9.00

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