Surrealism in Literature

Ref: C2224364

Part 2 of this two-part course explores contemporary applications of Surrealism in Literature, comparing and contrasting the execution of the modern Surrealist novel by examining award-winning Russian, Japanese, Portuguese and Ukrainian writers.

Course aim

This course aims to introduce students to a range of themes and stylistic features from contemporary Surrealist novels.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning - You will be expected to complete the required reading list in your own time.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion - You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Reading and information sources

- Vladimir Makanin - Baize-Covered Table with Decanter Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore Jose Saramago - The Double Andrei Kurkov - The Gardener of Ochakov

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Surrealism in Literature Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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