Extremes of Georgian Travel

Ref: C2339468

The day will consist of a mixture of talks and study of extracts from the two writers. The planned programme is : • 10.00-11.15. “Olaudah Equiano and The Interesting Narrative” • 11.15-11.30. Coffee. • 11.30-12.30. “John B.S. Morritt’s Letters and Journeys” • 12.30-13.30. Lunch. • 13.30-15.00. Group study : “‘Equiano and Morritt extracts.” • 15.00-15.15 Tea. • 15.15-16.00. Setting our travellers in context and ideas for further study.

Course aim

This day will look at travellers from the opposite ends of Georgian Society. Olaudah Equiano a slave from West Africa and John Morritt a landowner who toured the Ottoman Empire.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the key themes of Olaudah Equiano’s “Interesting Narrative”.
  • Identify the key themes of John Morritt’s “Letters and Journals 1794-6”.
  • Recognise how Equiano and Morritt compared to contemporary travellers.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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Extremes of Georgian Travel

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