Emily Bronte, Novelist and Poet - A Fine, Quaint Spirit

Ref: C3741286

The course offers close study of the celebrated Victorian novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. As well as exploring this work, we will look at a selection of her poetry, attempting to fathom this most enigmatic of writers.

Course aim

To study the Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and enjoy her poetry.

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:

  • read and discuss Wuthering Heights and a selection of Emily Bronte's poetry
  • describe some of the techniques Bronte uses in her novel and her poetry
  • extend my knowledge of the literary context of this Victorian novel

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
  • 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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please purchase class texts: Wuthering Heights, Penguin Classics, 2003 (note this edition has material we may refer to in class). ISBN 0141439556; The Night is Darkening Round Me (Penguin Little Black Classics) 2015 ISBN 01414398477 or similar,

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Emily Bronte, Novelist and Poet - A Fine, Quaint Spirit


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