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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

We consider why Plato wanted to ban poets from his ideal state and subsequent philosophical defences of literature. We will defend the close reading of literary texts, with reference to literary devices such as metaphor, and argue that the skills exercised in close reading extend beyond the literary text. This course complements Hc1 or can be taken on its own.


Course dates

30 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

09 Jul 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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