Courses – Literature & Language

Reading Classical Roman Literature (2)

Renato Ammannati

This course introduces Roman literature and culture focusing on those writers who wrote in Latin and the artists of the period. Topics covered include the Roman way of life, politics, religion, philosophy, art, architecture and theatre. All material will be studied in English and no knowledge of Latin is required.

The tutor recommends purchasing the following book: The twelve Caesars (Penguin Classics) 2007 by Robert Graves (author), Suetonius (author), James Rives (editor). This book is available as an e-book, hardback or paperback. It can be obtained at online retailers and in all good bookshops.

The course continues in Part 2 but each block may be taken and enjoyed separately.

Code: LLD 12/2    Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm      Date: February 27       5 weeks       Fee £40/£35

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Exploring Genre LiteratureComparing Genre (1)

Rachel Marsh

This five-week course will explore the definition of ‘genre’, and how it can influence tone, character, and narrative within fiction. We will look at a number of different genres including crime fiction, romance, science fiction, and historic fiction, as well as genre hybrids like supernatural crime thriller. Using short fiction and film to illustrate examples, this course will be a mixture of lecture and lively discussion, with student interests leading the direction of the course.

Code: LLD 13/2    Wednesday 10am-12pm     Date: February 28       5 weeks      Fee £40/£35

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Exploring Genre LiteratureComparing Genre (2)

Rachel Marsh

This class will be asked to choose two or three specific genres for in depth comparison. Using short fiction and film to illustrate examples, the course will be a mixture of lecture and lively discussion, with student interests leading the direction of the course. This class can be taken with the introductory  ‘Exploring Genre (1)’ course, or as a stand-alone.

Code: LLD 13/3    Wednesday 10am-12pm     Date: April 18        5 weeks        Fee £40/£35

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The World Through Literature (2)

Various Tutors

Literature is the silent witness to our society, its past, present and possible future. Each week a tutor will select a piece of literature from their chosen genre to interpret and discuss from their own viewpoint and within the milieu of the literature itself  to stimulate discussion, provoke the imagination and awaken a passion for our written heritage.  This course is offered in both autumn and winter and a different reading list will be provided on enrolment for each session. Download the autumn reading list here:

LLD WTL Winter term reading list Jan 2018

Find our more about the tutors for Winter term here:

WTL tutor biographies winter 2018 (2)

Code: LLD 16/2      Thursday 10.00am-12.00pm         Date: February 1      9 weeks     Fee £72/£63

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