Talking literature: … and experience – Spring 16

Excursion to the Elliott Bay Book CompanyConnecting to the autumn term theme of “Innocence”, through the texts Stoner (Williams), The Children Act (McEwan) Leaving Alexandria (Holloway) and Nora Webster (Toibin) we will study authors’ explorations of the ways individuals respond to what happens to them and the consequences.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am-11:45am, 9 meetings from 14 Jan 16
Course Ref – C2334980
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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An introduction to world literature – Summer 2015

No SubstituteDo you want to discover some of the modern classics of world literature? We will read texts from Japan, China, the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere and look at how we might contextualise and explore the themes of works from outside the established Western literary canon. All texts will be supplied and will be read in English

Tutor – Matt Keefe
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 6 May 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

The experimental novel – Summer 2015

A Storm of SwordsTwo recent award-winning novels, Eimear McBride’s ‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ and Ali Smith’s ‘How to Be Both’, have been celebrated as ‘experimental’. In what ways are they experimental, and to what effect? And how do they compare with other famed and notorious works by, amongst others, James Joyce, B S Johnson and Georges Perec?

Tutor – Michael Wilson
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 23 April 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Israel in its own words

Via politics, society and culture we will explore Israeli history, also looking at a broad range of historical documents and literature.  We will also develop an understanding of the Israeli mind and how it works by examining a full range of views – from government to strong internal dissent and criticism.

 

Tutor – Noam Livne
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1.00pm – 3.00pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Talking literature: Lost 1

The Moonstone title pageTreasures, people, battles……all can be lost, and through the novels The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins), Still Missing (Beth Gutcheon) and The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald) we will study the effects of losing and searching, and the coming to terms with losing and loss.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10.15am–11.45am, 9 meetings from 2 October 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online