The Life and Works of Ann Bronte

Ref: C2338844

Overshadowed by the genius of her sisters Charlotte and Emily, Anne Bronte's work has been neglected until recently by critics, film and television. Her short life and writing of just two novels mean that we shall have time to look in depth at a woman writer just beginning to attain the recognition she deserves.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the life and works of Anne Bronte, and in particular her poetry and two novels, 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Give a brief account of the life of Ann Bronte and the contexts in which she wrote
  • Critically appraise 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (optionally, in comparison to 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights'
  • (Optional) - Undertake research into an aspect of the life and/or work of Anne Bronte, and report on this to the class
  • (Optional) - Present a creative response, e.g. artwork, poetry, alternative scenario, dramatisation

How will I be taught?

  • 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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Copies of the novels stated above are required. In the case of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' it is preferable to use an edition that begins with a short preface headed 'To J Halford, Esq.'

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Pre-reading of the novels is desirable.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

The Life and Works of Ann Bronte 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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