The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

Course Dates: 05/05/19
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: OS - Off Site
Tutor: Nicholas Field

This course, led by Nick Field, City Lit literature tutor and former Keats House Poet in Residence, will give you the chance to read, explore and discuss some of Keats' most significant poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Poems include "The Odes" and "The Eve of St.Agnes".

Description

What is the course about?

This one day course at Keats House, led by Nick Field, Literature Tutor at the City Lit and former Keats House Poet in Residence, will give you the chance to read, explore and discuss some of Keats' most significant poetry in the location in which many of them were written.
Works to be explored will include "The Odes" and "The Eve of St.Agnes" and we will explore the house and its significance in the life and works of Keats.

What will we cover?

We will explore key poems by Keats in the context of his life story and in particular the house itself and its surroundings.

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

You will be able to understand further the works of Keats, and his biography, in context of their history and the location in which they were written.

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

Everyone is welcome. Some knowledge of Keats’ work will be useful, as is a willingness to discuss and bring ideas about the work to the group.

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

The course will involve discussions, readings, and explorations of the house and Keats’ work in context.

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

Pen and paper and an enthusiasm for the subject.

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

Look for literature courses under Humanities in the prospectus and under History, Writing and Culture on the web at www.citylit.ac.uk.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Reviews

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The tutor was really passionate, engaging and knowledgeable about the subject which was great. A really nice intro to Keats and his work.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/10/2018)
A good introduction in the ideal setting. All the odes and some shorter works were read. References made to Keat's othere works and biographies and critical studies. Well planned, a slight hitch with photocopies - not the tutor's fault. I like these City Lit. Weekend courses. Have been to ones on Byron, Shelley, and Tennyson coming up. Look forward to more. Recommended.
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Review by Nemo / (Posted on 05/06/2015)
A very enjoyable and informative course in beautiful surroundings. The tutor pitched the course perfectly and particulary apt was the opportunity to recite 'Ode to a Nightingale' under the very tree Keats wrote it.
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Review by n/a / (Posted on 02/06/2015)

Book your place

Course Code: HLT115

Sun, day, 05 May - 05 May '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £39.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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