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Sorry, this course is not currently available on the website. The usual reason for this to happen is that the course is either no longer running or has already run. If you believe this to be incorrect please contact us using our enquiry form.

Below are a selection of courses that we are running, based on the subject of the course you were looking for:

  • The Child in Literature
    A Russian 'Childhood, Boyhood, Youth' by Tolstoy, 'The Member of the Wedding', set in the American South, by Carson McCullers, a collection of complex stories by Hilary Mantel, and the sharply witty 'Black Swan Green' by David Mitchell
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf is one of the finest and most complex poems in the English language. The course will allow you to learn about the poem's context and to explore it both in the original and in translation.
  • Jane Austen (Online)
    Many readers enjoy Austen’s novels but cannot define the qualities that make them so special and enduring. This course will help you to analyse Austen’s style and techniques, and will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of reading them.
  • Many kinds of love - a literary study
    A course on erotic love, sibling love, forbidden love, spiritual love, ingenious love and the comic and tragic contradictions to all these states. Authors include Emily Brontë, Faulkner, Mann, Turgenev and Goethe, and a range of poets from Donne to Auden.
  • Trollope, Eliot, Dickens and Hardy: Reading Victorian Fiction (Online)
    Madness, hilarity, doubt and devotion are just some of the many aspects of life explored in the huge wealth of Victorian fiction. This course makes the great creative energy present in 19th-century writers accessible through reading a mixture of novels.

Alternatively you can perform a keyword search on all our courses using the 'Find courses' box on this page.

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