The State We're In (Part 2)

Ref: C3746952

This course offers the opportunity to analyse and discuss the different techniques adopted by novelsits who are seeking to represent their contemporary social and political situation

Course aim

To analyse fictional texts from different periods which seek to represent their contemporary social/political situation

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • The course is appropriate for anyone with an interest in fiction and its techniques

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between historical context an fictional production
  • identify the different techniques available in seeking to represent a whole society
  • evaluate the success of the chosen texts in achieving a sense of representing a whole society
  • identify other factors in evaluating a fictional text

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

it would be useful to make a start on some of the set texts. Elizabeth Gaskell "North and South", E.M. Forster 'Howards End". The aims of the course are the same as that run under this title in the autumn term but each is free-standing.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

The State We're In (Part 2)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing