Wuthering Heights and its afterlifee-learning

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Portrait of Emily Brontë by her brother Branwell Brontë

This course addresses critical and creative responses to Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel, considering how it has been rendered in a variety of forms including film, the graphic novel, song, fiction, and poetry. We will consider how adaptation operates as interpretation and evaluate what Wuthering Heights has meant to audiences since its publication. 

Aims of the course:

  1. To guide participants through an in-depth reading of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.
  2. To examine the afterlife of the text, its critical reception, literary responses and rewritings and filmic adaptations and to ask how such responses may reinterpret the novel
  3. To provide a grounding in critical theories of reader reception and adaptation
  4. To show how participants will be able to apply the knowledge gained in their study of Wuthering Heights and its afterlife to other literary texts.


Induction Week: 7-13 January 2013

Teaching Weeks: 14 January-17 February 2013

Feedback Week: 18-24 February 2013

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A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.


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Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Cory Saarinen
eLearning Team
Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall, Madingley
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Course details

Start date

7 January 2013 (09:00)

End date

24 February 2013 (17:00)

Course code



7 weeks



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