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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

From Thoreau to Kerouac, American literature has often depicted a quest for self-realisation and transcendence. In this course, we will consider how contemporary writers have continued this American tradition through an exploration of George Saunders’s Booker-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir Living with a Wild God.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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