The Monthly Read

If you enjoy reading literature for pleasure, would like to build your confidence in discussing texts and be introduced to new ideas, this course could be for you. This is a supportive group for readers who simply wish to share ideas about books with the guidance of a university tutor. Each term we study three texts linked by a common literary theme.

The Monthly Read: Autumn Term 2020 (online)

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When Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm
Dates

3 meetings

Dates: 21st October, 18th November, 16th December

Where Online
Tutor Dr Sue Edney
Description By one name only: we will explore novels that centre on extraordinary mononymous protagonists. 
Texts

Evelina by Frances Burney (1778) 

Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1928)  

Lanny by Max Porter (2019)

Course fee

£115 per course 

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Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

The Monthly Read: Spring Term 2021

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When Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm
Dates

3 meetings

Dates: 13th January, 10th February, 10th March

Where To be confirmed
Tutor Dr Sue Edney
Description

Grisly family feuds: We will examine three novels that begin with the catastrophic breakdown of familial ties. 

Texts

The Italian by Ann Radcliffe (1797) 

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (1886)  

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1962) 

Course fee

£115 per course 

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Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

The Monthly Read: Summer Term 2021

DetailsDescription
When Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm
Dates

3 meetings

Dates: 12th May, 9th June, 7th July

Where

To be confirmed

Tutor

Dr Sue Edney

Description

Women who resist: We will read three novels that centre on women resisting the norms of their time in strange and radical ways.

Texts

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (1848) 

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926) 

Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987) 

Course fee

£115 per course 

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Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

Contacts

Please address any enquiries about the courses to:

Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

Email: english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 928 8924

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