Courses – Literature & Languages

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THE WORLD THROUGH LITERATURE (IN-PERSON COURSE)

Various Tutors

Starts: Thursday 21 April 10.00 am – 12.00pm, 6 weeks

Fees: £48/£42 Code: 05 316

The silent witness to our society past and present and sometimes uncannily predicting the future, Literature offers us an alternative view of the world or an escape into the imaginations of the fiction writer and the poet. It creates characters we love or hate and challenges our perceptions. In this course various tutors select a favourite piece from across the literary genres to interpret and provoke the imagination through stimulating presentation and class discussion.

Reading List:
• Emma by Jane Austen
• Tbc
• The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
• Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
• We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
• Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Further information on books and tutors available on the Eventbrite link below.

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WELCOME TO ITALY – THE COUNTRY, THE CULTURE (IN-PERSON COURSE)

Renato Ammannati

Starts: Wednesday 20 April 2.00pm – 4.00 pm, 4 weeks

Fees: £32/£28 Code: 05 305

La Bella Italia! Join Renato Ammannati to explore the rich culture of Italy, recall historic places and the people who give this beautiful country its unique character. While you might hear a little Italian in these classes the course is designed to be accessible for all and to stimulate your interest in the country and the language.

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WOMEN IN CRIME FICTION (ONLINE COURSE)

Rachel Marsh

Starts: Wednesday 20 April 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 307

From the silent victim to the only person to thwart Sherlock Holmes, representations of women in Crime Fiction have varied throughout the history of the genre. Working chronologically, and using short stories, chapters and film, this class will work towards exploring what impact female authors have had on this best-selling genre. No previous knowledge of Crime Fiction is necessary, just a healthy dose of curiosity.

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