Popular classics from the 20th century

Course Dates: 28/04/21 - 14/07/21
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Location: Online
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Selecting examples from comedy, science fiction and mystery/crime, this course will look at popular novels that have survived the test of time, and examine the relevance of genre fiction. Among the books we will read are:
The Darling Buds of May by H.E.Bates, Endless night by Agatha Christie, The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier,
Far From the Country by Miss Read, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HLT17

Started Wed, day, 28 Apr - 14 Jul '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Selecting examples from comedy, science fiction and mystery/crime, this course will look popular novels that have survived the test of time, and examine the relevance of genre fiction.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Books in order of teaching:
The Darling Buds of May by H.E.Bates, Endless night by Agatha Christie, The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier,
Far From the Country by Miss Read, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

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

- Analyse and discuss classic fiction with greater confidence
- Explore these texts with greater contextual understanding.

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

You will need an enthusiasm for reading and discussing a range of texts in large and small groups. You will be willing and able to do some reading and preparation outside the class. You will be interested in listening to, and learning from, the responses of other students to the work discussed. You will have a commitment to developing your analytical skills.

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

There will be a mixture of tutor input and class discussion.

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

You may obtain any edition of the following texts:
The Darling Buds of May by H.E.Bates
Endless night by Agatha Christie
The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
Far From the Country by Miss Read
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

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

Please see other literature courses on our website at www.citylit.ac.uk/history, culture and writing/literature/fiction.

Aamer Hussein

Aamer Hussein is a literature lecturer at City Lit and until recently, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton. His first collection of stories, Mirror to the Sun, was published in 1993. He has since authored five collections of short fiction, most recently Insomnia (2007) and 37 Bridges (2014), and two novels, Another Gulmohar Tree (2009) and The Cloud Messenger (2011), both nominated for prizes. Hussein travels frequently to Pakistan and also writes in Urdu. He is a senior editor of the journal Critical Muslim, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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