Fiction

From Dante to DeLillo, revisit classic literature texts and enjoy discovering new writers and adaptations plus share your views in lively classroom discussions.
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  1. Faulkner's gothic vision

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Faulkner’s short novel ‘The Bear’, we will examine how narration probes the cracked surfaces of human relationships. The guided, text-based discussion will provide tools towards understanding Faulkner’s complex vision. Please read in advance.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. The golden age of Russian literature: Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Chekhov

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and discuss the work of key writers from 19th century Russian literature, including Chekhov's The Lady with the Lapdog, Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground and Turgenev's Fathers and Sons.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  3. Literary evening lectures: Mapping imaginary topographies and times: Literary utopias from the Renaissance to the present

    Course Date: Thu 17 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  4. Contemporary American literature

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the American literary scene of the new millennium. Discover writers who voice the concerns of modern society as well as reflecting the dreams and aspirations of the contemporary American character. Includes Mislaid by Nell Zink (2015), The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (2016) and short fiction by Nobel Laureate Alice Munro.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Suffragette: the making of a movement

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suffragettes employed militant tactics to fight for votes for women. We will study stories and plays by suffragette writers to consider how they used literature and the performing arts to rally support for the movement.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. A very wicked place: representations of London in Dickens' later novels

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Dickens’s novels London often takes on the force of a character. Augmented by visits (Dickens Museum and the Temple), we shall explore precisely how he expressed his endless fascination with the greatest nineteenth-century metropolis. NB. Course fees include the entrance fee to the Dickens' museum.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. How Conrad changed fiction: facing the self in remote places

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how Conrad’s stories changed the way we read fiction by placing characters in extreme circumstances and raising doubts about whether it’s possible really to know someone, using unreliable accounts, time shifts and multiple ironies.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Ways into advanced literary study

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Shakespeare to Mary Shelley, from Romantic poetry to Ibsen to Virginia Woolf, this course will enhance your appreciation of literary genres and styles from different periods, developing the rigour and skills of reading and writing that belong to higher level study. Includes three Saturdays.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £215.00

  9. Exiles at home and abroad: transnational writing today

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will read 21st century fiction in English and in translation from across the world. Texts include Arundhati Roy's Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Mohsin Hamid's novel, Exit West, Mirza Waheed's The Book of Gold Leaves and Han Kang's The Vegetarian.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Diving below the surface: fiction

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore themes of colonialism, race and culture, loyalty and betrayal, love, violence and loss, in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2007 novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun' and a selection of short stories.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

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