Truth, Spies, and Lies: Graham Greene and His Influences Part 2

Ref: C2420072

Reading novels centred around Graham Greene we will study the merging of fiction as entertainment with the moral and psychological dilemmas of twentieth century life. We will recognise the changing importance of popular literature as we study together, seminar style, discussing prepared lines of enquiry. Our opening text will be The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. During the course we shall balance this with Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not. Along the way we will encounter other works such as Journey Into Fear by Eric Ambler. These themes will merge in the literature of the Cold War, to include John le Carre.

Course aim

Reading novels centred around Graham Greene we will study the merging of fiction as entertainment with the moral and psychological dilemmas of twentieth century life.

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:

  • critically evaluate text
  • discuss texts in detail
  • textual analysis
  • develop a broad understanding of the subject
  • meaningfully participate in group discussion

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?

  • You will be expected to provide your own core texts. You may also like to read around the subject.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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?

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Truth, Spies, and Lies: Graham Greene and His Influences Part 2

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