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Institute of Continuing Education


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

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.

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(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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