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: She Has a Secret

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When Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Dates

3 meetings

This course has started. You may wish to read the course description to gain a flavour of what is offered.

1 May, 5 June and 3 July 2019

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

There are dangers - to individuals, to Society and its shibboleths - in secrets, as these novels show. Gaskell's challenged the conventional moral pieties of its age. Braddon's sensational fiction, perhaps the greatest Victorian bestseller, interrogated assumptions about criminality. Hardy light-heartedly (for him) subverted expectations around gender and class in his "novel of ingenuity".

Texts

Elizabeth Gaskell   Ruth

Mary Elizabeth Braddon   Lady Audley's Secret

Thomas Hardy   The Hand of Ethelberta

Course fee £105  
Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

The Monthly Read: Interwar Elsewheres

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When Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm to 4pm
Dates This course has taken place. You may wish to read the course description to gain a flavour of what is offered.
Where  University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Description Huxley's vision of elsewhere is an ambiguous future utopia. His title could apply to Blixen's mythologising memoir of Kenya, where past, present, and multiple cultures collide. Byron adventured into Central Asia, and told his story in a book that changed travel writing forever.
Texts

Aldous Huxley   Brave New World

Karen Blixen   Out of Africa

Robert Byron   The Road to Oxiana

Course fee University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

 

 

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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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