How To Read Literature Like A Literary Critic

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Course code: F38D

This course offers learners the opportunity to develop skills in literary analysis

When and where

Dates

From 07 Jun 2024 to 12 Jul 2024
Fri 13:00-15:00

6 weeks

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07 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

14 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

21 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

28 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

05 Jul 2024

13:00 to 15:00

12 Jul 2024

13:00 to 15:00


with Matti Ron

Location

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £90.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £90.00, the concession rate is £54.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Reading literature is one of the fundamental pleasures of life. But how do authors make us feel what we feel? This course will unlock the mechanics of our favourite literary texts and support learners to read like literary critics. <strong>This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</strong></span></span></span></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Learners can expect to read a range of classic and contemporary texts, including novels, poetry and drama, with a view to understanding and discussing not just the ‘events’ of the text, but also the various techniques which the author has deployed to present them. We will discuss questions such as: what is aesthetic form and narrative voice? How do they work? And what does it mean to &#039;read closely&#039;? Whether learners want to think more deeply about literature to aid their own writing, or just want to explore their favourite works more thoroughly, this course will support them to analyse texts like literary critics. <strong>This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</strong></span></span></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, but it is best to join by week 2 as discussion will develop from one class to the next. </span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">No</span></span></span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Other literature courses at Stoke Lodge.</span></span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Possibly as learners may have to buy their own copies of some texts (though the tutor will endeavour to make as much available as possible).</span></span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Readings will be set between classes and some short reflective notetaking. </span></span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Notetaking materials – this can be a notebook and pen, or a laptop/tablet</span></span></span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Some lecturing and some group/pair discussion/activities</span></span></span></p>

Equipment Required

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">N/A</span></span></span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

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<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>