The Monthly Read with Dr Stephen Derry

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

This course is fully booked. You may wish to read the course details to gain a flavour of what is offered.

DetailsDescription
When Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Dates

3 meetings

16 October, 13 November and 11 December 2019

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Description

Party People: The interwar period combined grimness and gaiety, and was a great age of party-going. We will examine three classic novels based around party culture.

Texts

F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies

Dorothy L Sayers, Gaudy Night

 

Course fee

£115 per course  This course is fully booked

 

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

The Monthly Read: Spring Term

DetailsDescription
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

Book your place here

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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