Courses – Literature

THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS – THE ANTICHRIST

Renato Ammannati

The Antichrist appears in a number of passages in the New Testament. This enigmatic opposite and ultimate enemy of Jesus Christ isn’t named in the Book of Revelations but is adumbrated in Chapter xiii as the figure coming out of the earth.

  • Participants are asked to bring a copy of the Bible.

Course code: 04 306    Tuesday 2.00/4.00   5 weeks         Starts: 13 April 2021         Fees: £40/£35

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE 1800-1950

Lauren Christie

An introduction to Children’s Literature 1800-1950, offers the opportunity for a rich, varied and analytical discussion. Classes will take place electronically, and each week will cover important themes in classic texts that signify ways in which the genre has developed throughout the centuries. This will include an extensive study on areas such as storytelling, fairy tales, the ‘Golden Age’ of children’s fiction, and war-time children’s literature. Additionally, there will be an examination into the background of each author and external factors that may have influenced the literature. The unique nature of this genre is the ability to appeal to both children and adults, with often a striking difference in the meaning each readership will take from the text. We will cover issues such as cultural anxiety and historical events, with an introduction to literary theories including cultural studies, gender and pedagogical theory, with an underlying focus on Gothic tropes and adaptation. This combination of critical and textual analysis, literary theory and background research will act both as a general introduction, and as the starting point for future study in this field.

Course code: 04 309    Thursday 10.00/12.00   5 weeks         Starts: 15 April 2021         Fees: £40/£35

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