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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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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 read literary fiction for entertainment but can we learn anything serious from the experience and, if so, what is it about literary fiction that helps improve the reader's mind? This course explores the cognitive gain from literature by surveying the issue from a philosophical perspective. This course complements Hc1 or can be taken on its own.

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Course dates

29 Jul 2019 to 02 Aug 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

08 Jul 2019

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

Hd1