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Institute of Continuing Education

The English country house as a cultural concept was celebrated in 17th-century poetry and has been a favourite setting and theme for many a novel since the 18th century. This course explores two traditional examples, E M Forster’s Howards End (1910) and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (1946) before discussing Ian McEwan’s post-modern use of it in Atonement (2001).


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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