Nature Writers part 2

Ref: C2228623

Each session will be focused on two elements: a presentation by the tutor that provides a range of insights and remarks about a particular writer and their work. Each session then moves into discussion with students invited to discuss a particular writer's work. Each session will be supported by a range of resources made available online via the WEA's Canvas system. This material will include links to the work of a given writer and also other material about that writer and their work.

Course aim

This short course looks at the work of various Nature writers. We will explore the relationship between writer's lives and their work and legacy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify aspects of the genre of Nature writing.
  • Discuss some of the ways in which a writer's circumstances can relate to their writing.
  • Discuss how Nature writing can engage with political and social concerns.
  • Identify literary merits of Nature writing.
  • Discuss some of the ways that particular Nature writers have influenced other writers.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

The only expectation is that students will have the opportunity to read the indicative reading ahead of each session so as to discuss it with each other and the tutor in class.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Nature Writers part 2


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