Literature

We offer a wide range of literature courses at Build. From contemporary & classical literature, and novels to short stories, as well as our popular reading groups, you will find a course to suit your literary needs. In addition, please take a look at our new range of one-off workshops and study days run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
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  1. Drama in society

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View, explore and discuss plays that demonstrate the potency of drama as literary and performance texts, considering them in their social and political contexts: Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' (1903) and Harold Pinter's 'The Homecoming' (1965).
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  2. Two Elizabethan tragedies: Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare and Marlowe were exact contemporaries and almost certainly friends and rivals. A study of these two plays gives us insight into how they helped redefine the classical concept of tragedy for the Elizabethan age.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course, led by Nick Field, Build 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".
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the 'Arabian Nights', Boccaccio created the first Italian novel. He also went beyond Christian morality and contemporary canons to portray an extraordinary variety of themes, characters and settings. Includes scenes from Pasolini's eponymous film.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Contemporary British playwriting and theatre

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on a key works in modern British theatre, we explore developments since the boom in new writing in the 1990’s, the work of major playwrights in context and the significance of new contemporary theatre forms. Writers include Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, and theatre companies including Forced Entertainment.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. 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

  9. 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. Please check bildutrapagaran.info for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  10. The medieval translations of Simon Armitage

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Simon Armitage has made translations of two significant Middle English poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Alliterative Morte Arthur. We will consider the way he interprets the style and language of the originals in his innovative retellings.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Advanced studies in poetry, fiction and drama

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saying something; not saying something: we will study a post-war English play and short novel, and poems by different American and European poets, which each take commitment and detachment, engagement and avoidance, as their theme or method. Includes Harold Pinter's The Caretaker and Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Diving below the surface: drama and poetry

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore attitudes towards women, abortion, African heritage and hope, in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. Read a selection of poetry, including work by Langston Hughes, from whom Hansberry took the play’s title.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  13. 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

  14. The art of the sonnet from the Renaissance to European Modernism

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare's is the most celebrated of all sonnet cycles, but the form itself has been integral to Western lyric poetry for nearly eight centuries. Explore works by Petrarch, Shakespeare, Donne, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna and Rilke.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. 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

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