Courses – Literature & Language

 

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The World Through Literature

Tutor: Various

The list of books and tutors for the term is available on the website at lifelonglearningdundee.org.uk

 

Women in Crime Fiction

Tutor: Rachel Marsh

From the silent victim to the only person to thwart Sherlock Homes, representations of women in Crime Fiction have been varied throughout the history of the genre. This class will take a chronological look at how women and the feminine is represented in Crime Fiction, and the impact female authors have had on this best selling genre. The class will use a mixture of lecture and group discussion to investigate short stories, chapters, and film. No previous knowledge of Crime Fiction is necessary, just a healthy dose of curiosity. 

Scottish Crime Fiction

Tutor: Rachel Marsh

From landscape, to history, to unforgettable Scottish characters, Scotland has become a Crime Fiction focal point. But, just as Scotland is a varied and multi-cultural nation, Crime Fiction also has many forms. This class will investigate how Scotland has contributed to the popularity and diversity of the genre. The class will use a mixture of lecture and group discussion to investigate short stories, chapters, and film. This class may run as a continuation of ‘Women in Crime Fiction’, but can also be taken as a stand alone module.

READING CLASSICAL ROMAN LITERATURE

ROMAN LITERATURE: THE AENEID

Tutor: Renato Ammannatti

This course will be in English and no knowledge of Latin is necessary. It aims to introduce the Aeneid, Virgil’s epic poem written during the time when Augustus was establishing his principate. Aeneas, journeying to his fated destination, lands on the coast of the Italian peninsula and founds Lavinium, parent town of Rome.

Students are asked to bring a copy of the Book with them.

The recommended edition is:

The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 27 Mar 2003 by Virgil  (Author), David West (Introduction, Translator)

ROMAN LITERATURE : THE ANNALS BY TACITUS

Tutor: Renato Ammannati

Tacitus is one of the greatest Roman historians. His Annals, reporting in detail the events from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero (i.e. covering the years 14–68 AD), is generally considered, alongside The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius, as a key source for modern understanding of the history of the Roman Empire in the first century AD.

This course offers a critical introduction of The Annals: and compares the the work by Tacitus with that of Suetonius.

Students are asked to bring with them a copy of The Annals of Imperial Rome with them. The recommended edition is:

The Annals of Imperial Rome (Classics) Paperback – 26 Jun 2003

by Tacitus (Author), Michael Grant  (Translator)

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Tutor: Renato Ammmannati

The Book of Revelation is an extraordinarily complex literary composition, written by a Christian prophet deported to the island of Patmos before the end of the first century A.D.

This course is divided into two parts: it seeks first to provide a brief introduction to the book, giving attention to authorship, genre, date and the place in which Revelation was supposed to have been written.

The second part intends to sketch out some of the numerous interpretations given over the centuries.

Students are asked to bring a copy of the Book of Revelation with them.

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