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. Literature taster

    Literature taster

    Course Date: Sat 8 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and join us to discover what makes a literature class at Build so special.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. An introduction to literature: poetry and prose

    An introduction to literature: poetry and prose

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basic tools and techniques used to analyse literature in a friendly and supportive environment. You will

    read and discuss a wide range of poetry and short stories; in addition we will study novellas by Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Diving into Faulkner: 'The Sound and the Fury' to 'Absalom, Absalom!'

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In three of Faulkner’s complex and connected novels, 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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Ways into advanced literary study

    Ways into advanced literary study

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    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

  5. Shadows of the Raj: fictions of Empire and After

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These classic novels by British and South Asian writers explore the decline and fall of British rule in India, the rise of nationalism, and the making of independent states and new nations from a variety of perspectives. Readings: E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, Rumer Godden's Breakfast with the Nikolides, Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day, and Aamer Hussein's Another Gulmohar Tree.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  6. Rewriting female identity: modern fictions by Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Leonora Carrington and Annie Proulx

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Celebrate one hundred years of female writing that explores the boundaries of self-expression, challenging cultural and gender stereotypes and taking the novel and short story into radical new areas of experience and formal innovation.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  7. Women writers: shaping the American literary landscape

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover intriguing seminal works by four influential American writers of the 20th century: Zora Neale Hurston ('Sweat', 1926), Mary McCarthy (The Company She Keeps, 1942), Joan Didion (Play it as it Lays, 1970) and Elizabeth Hardwick (Sleepless Nights, 1979).
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  8. Don Quixote for the 21st century: the first road novel

    Course Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore key moments of Cervantes's book in order to understand why is it considered to be the first modern novel.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Dubliners: a taste of James Joyce through two short stories

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into James Joyce in a dynamic one-day course with two selections from Dubliners. We will consider the nature of paralysis and epiphany in ‘Two Sisters’ and ‘The Dead’. Please read these in preparation.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Short story reading group: classics to contemporary

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us in sharing feelings about, and reactions to, a selection of classic and contemporary short stories. Please come to the first session having read Guy De Maupassant’s ‘The Necklace’ and Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Good Country People’ (supplied by the tutor). Meetings on 29 Oct, 3 December, 4 Feb, 11 March, 13 May and 24 June.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Clothes make the woman: a sartorial history of women in the 20th century

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you know that ready-made clothes were initially disparaged on moral grounds, that Amy Johnson was dressed by Schiaparelli, and that some 1960s’ employers introduced ‘modesty boards’ for mini-skirted staff? Come and find out more.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  12. A voice from Europe: the legacy of John Berger - novelist, critic, art historian

    Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover Berger's half a century of writing in every conceivable genre on literature, art, creativity and many of the intractable issues facing the world today, including “To the Wedding”, “The Seventh Man”, and “The Red Tenda of Bologna”.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. The genius of Philip Roth: ''Sheer playfulness and deadly seriousness are my closest friends''

    Course Date: Sun 25 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and spend a day finding out why Philip Roth was considered one the great fiction writers of our time. Roth focused on American character, culture and society but also on the human condition itself. We explore an extraordinary career spanning over fifty years.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  14. American gothic: the darker side of fiction

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and discuss the work of great 19th and 20thC writers such as Hawthorne. Melville, Poe, Emily Dickinson and Flannery O’Connor – and learn about the dark streak that runs through so much of the best American literature.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  15. Meeting Proust on 'Swann's Way'

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover Proust's inner world exploration in a close reading of the first volume of In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way. A deferred kiss, a dipped madeleine and a whole world unfolds.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

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