Banned, Damned and Censored Books in the 20th & 21st Centuries Part 2

Ref: C2419965

This course explores issues of identity, which have led to the banning or controversial status of European or British literature. We shall discuss gender, ethnicity and the role of state institutions in coercing the individual.

Course aim

This course is part 2 of the Banned, Damned and Censored, but is a free-standing entity. It will explore literature from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that has been proscribed. We shall discuss British & European fiction.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Students will be able to give an overview of banned texts.
  • Students will describe the reasons for proscribing the main texts.
  • Students will be able to illustrate how writers have attempted to subvert censorship.

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?

  • 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 the texts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Pre-reading of main texts.

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Banned, Damned and Censored Books in the 20th & 21st Centuries Part 2

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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