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English Literature Appreciation

People's College

This course aims to guide students through some classics of English Literature.

  • Date: Feb 03, 2020 - May 04, 2020
  • Day: Monday
  • Time : 6.15pm- 7.45pm
  • Category: The Arts
  • Venue : The People's College, 31 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
  • Cost: €100 for twelve classes

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Course details

This popular course offers a friendly, relaxed and stimulating journey through some great works of literature. It can best be described as a teacher led, student centered book club. The tutor tends to put forward lots of ideas about a text when introducing it and the class members are sufficiently enthused to read the works critically and share their own research and ideas with the group.

For the Spring term of 2020, To coincide with the new production of Brian Friel's play, Faith Healer at the Abbey Theatre (30th March to 16th May 2020), the group will study the play in class during the term. This play has, been added to the list of set texts for the term as listed below: we will read the following: The Yellow Wallpaper, a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Diary of a Young Girl – By Anne Frank and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – by Jeanette Winterson And… a selection of short stories by various writers, including Alice Munro, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Roald Dahl and Elizabeth Bowen. These short stories will be available in electronic form although the tutor will provide paper copies if required.

The literature appreciation course has been running for many years. It has a loyal following but new students are always particularly welcome.

New members are particularly welcome.

Tutor: Stephen O'Kane BA (Hons), DipM

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Course added on: 16/07/2013
Details last updated on: 22/01/2020

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