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  1. Nineteenth Century American Literary Classics
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Niland
    This class explores the wonderful world of 19th century American literature, reading classic texts to broaden knowledge of literary history through a range of influential novels, stories, and poems. Among the writers considered in their literary, political, and cultural contexts will be Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Friday lates: magical modernism – modern art and the occult
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christopher Collier
    Discover Modern Art’s secret history: a mysterious melting-pot of mystic auras, magical colour theories, trances, alchemy and the spirit-physics of the 4th-dimension, hiding beneath the familiar stories of science, reason and industry.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
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  3. Lunchtime lecture: artist's love letters, drawing intimacy
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    From sexual desire to platonic admiration, text paired with image can make for potent exchanges. This lecture explores letters from Renaissance artists to the Surrealists to consider if correspondence can be art and what are the ethical implications of reading something meant for intimate exchange.



    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 £7.00
  4. Friday lates: women of Surrealism, convulsive beauties
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Learn how and why the surrealists re-defined beauty. Understand how the historical context of war and psychoanalysis inspired them to challenge conceptions of 'normalcy' and how it planted seeds for feminist artists to visualise bodies in untraditional ways.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
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