Literature for life
This course explores the big issues of human existence through literature linked by a common theme about human experience. The books are written by authors from different countries and cultural contexts. The course brings people together who share an interest in the power of literary language to convey life experiences. The tutor provides academic material to interpret the texts, with mini lectures and the option of writing an essay. Your work will receive detailed, encouraging feedback which will help you develop your essay writing skills and build confidence.
Literature for Life
|When||Evenings 6.15pm to 8.15pm|
8 meetings Autumn Term
1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov and 3 Dec 2019
|Where||University Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB|
|Tutor||Dr Stephen Derry|
Life and Art
Victorian writers of both sexes often felt compelled to explore the competing demands of Life - money, marriage, parenthood - and Art, whether poetry, painting, or music. We will examine three classic texts to discover how their difficulties and dilemmas may still resonate today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Aurora Leigh
George Du Maurier Trilby
Kate Chopin The Awakening
|Previous qualifications/experience||No qualifications needed. Open to the public.|
Please address any enquiries about the courses to:
Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Tel: 0117 928 8924
Booking and course fees
Course fee payments are made using the University secure online shop. Advance booking is required. Booking closes two days prior to the course start date.