Literature: Great Twentieth Century Women Writers

Ref: C3671496

This course will provide the opportunity to study and enjoy discussing some influential 20th century women's writing. Novels, poetry and short stories will be considered and any common themes which emerge from the study will be identified.

Course aim

To introduce a range of 20th century women's writing including novels, short stories and poetry. Opportunity to develop transferable analytical skills and identify the wider influence of the authors.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Develop skills of close reading and analysis.
  • Discover some "key" 20th century texts and form an opinion supported by close reference to the text.
  • Identify, and reflect on any emerging common themes from study of the texts
  • Form a basis for further, wider reading and/or progression to further study.

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
  • Reading prior to the sessions will allow all learners to participate fully in the sessions.

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
  • 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 poetry and short stories will be supplied; a reading list will be provided which gives information re longer texts. All materials will be supplied for the early sessions of the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Although shorter texts will be provided at the beginning of the course, the reading list will provide guidance re reading of texts later in the course.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Wider reading will be provided at the end of the course, dependant on the interests and aspirations of the students. The transferable skills developed during this course would be useful to progress to a higher level literature course.

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Literature: Great Twentieth Century Women Writers Course Outline

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Conditions

You can 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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