Literary History Courses in London

From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to commedia dell’arte to the ‘modern medieval’, revisit or discover writers and books that shaped English language and literature, through expert talks and lively classroom discussion.
  1. Old Norse poetry

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dwarves, Valkyries, heroes, skulls, ale, and the end of the world: it can only be Old Norse poetry, written during the medieval period in Iceland and Scandinavia.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Tolkien as translator

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the 20th Century’s most popular authors, J.R.R. Tolkien was also a scholar of the medieval period. He translated the poetic masterpieces Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf. This course considers his translations, his style, and what it tells us about 20th century perceptions of medieval literature.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. An introduction to Machiavelli's 'The Prince': "The end does not justify the means"

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the most poignant ideas that emerged from the Italian Renaissance was the centrality of mankind. This new society, in which man could shape his own destiny, led to a new type of ruler, which is perfectly described in Machiavelli's work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. American culture of the 1950s: literature, history, film

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Was 1950s America an affluent, homogeneous society or a post war nation in turmoil? Join this exploration of the underside of 1950s American culture through the lens of literature, history and film.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £48.00

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