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These courses are an opportunity to explore why literature matters. Whether they are guiding you through timeless classics, or offering comment on works springing from your own imagination, our expert tutors invite you to enjoy close reading and interpretation of the texts.

Weekend Courses

21-23 February 2020
Telling your family story Derek Niemann

6-8 March 2020
"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne": Geoffrey Chaucer and the medieval world Dr Scott Annett

15-17 May 2020
Shakespeare's rebellious women: The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado about Nothing Dr Clare Smout

10-12 July 2020
The poetry of 1930s Professor Jem Poster

10-12 July 2020
The crafty art of fiction Dr Sarah Burton

Short Weekends

18-19 April 2020
Villains of the 20th century: Moriarty, Havoc, Allgood Dr John Lennard

Long Weekends

7-10 February 2020
Poetry masterclass: Carol Ann Duffy - the freedom of invention Roger Garfitt

Day Schools

22 February 2020
One day, one novel: Sense and Sensibility Dr Jenny Bavidge

28 March 2020
From the book to the screen: a look into the relationship between cinema, literature and theatre Dr Loreta Gandolfi

28 June 2020
One day, one novel: Little Women Dr Jillian Spivey Caddell

Tuesdays Courses

3 December 2019 - Morning
Renaissance culture Dr Jessica Maratsos & Dr Raphael Lyne

3 December 2019 - Afternoon
Renaissance culture Dr Bettina Varwig

4 February 2020 - Morning
Baroque culture Dr Victoria Avery FSA & Dr Rodrigo Cacho

4 February 2020 - Afternoon
Baroque culture Evelyn Nallen & Dr Patricia Fara

10 March 2020 - Morning
18th-century culture Dr Louise Joy

10 March 2020 - Afternoon
18th-century culture Dr Matthew Bothwell & Dr Stefano Castelvecchi

12 May 2020 - Morning
19th-century culture Dr Ruth Abbott

12 May 2020 - Afternoon
19th-century culture Dr Chloe Valenti & Dr Hugh Hunt

9 June 2020 - Morning
20th- 21st-century culture Dr Jenny Bavidge

9 June 2020 - Afternoon
20th- 21st-century culture Timothy Watts

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