The Monthly Read with Dr Stephen Derry

IN VIEW OF THE CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK IN THE UK, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE ALL FUTURE PUBLIC ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING SHORT COURSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR ONE OF OUR SUMMER SHORT COURSES, YOUR PLACE WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE NEW DATES (TO BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE). 

 

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: Spring Term

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When Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm to 4pm
Dates

3 meetings

29 January, 26 February and 25 March 2020

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Description Femmes Fatale: Meet three of literature's most attractive, enigmatic, and beguiling female leads - perhaps villainesses. You decide!
Texts

Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson

Daphne Du Maurier, My Cousin Rachel

Wilkie Collins, Armadale

 

Course fee

£115 per course

E-mail us on english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk to be added to our mailing list for more information when our public courses programme re-starts. 

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

The Monthly Read: Summer Term 

DetailsDescription
When Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Dates

3 meetings

22 April, 13 May and 10 June 2020

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Description A for Adultery: Traditionally novels end with marriages. Here we explore three classic texts where marriage is just the beginning of the drama ....
Texts

J.W. Von Goethe, Elective Affinites

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter

Anthony Trollope He Knew he was Right

 

Course fee

£115 per course 

 

Book your place here

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

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.

 

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