Literature Day School - Lorna Doone (Tiverton)

Ref: C3530297

150 years since its publication, Blackmore's Lorna Doone provides us with a novel set in the 17th century at the time of the Monmouth Rebellion. But this novel offers more than this in that we can also see how the text is shaped by the cultural influences of the century in which it was written.

Course aim

This course will study Blackmore's 'Lorna Doone - A Romance of Exmoor' an historical novel set in late 17th century Devon and Somerset.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • demonstrate an understanding of this novel within the context of Victorian fiction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the social and historical context of the novel.
  • be conversant with formal aspects of fiction such as narrative structure, point of view, omniscient and unreliable narrator.
  • be confident in group discussion and participation.
  • be confident in the evaluation of primary source material.

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 useful if student could bring a copy of the text with them although we will have copies of extracts to be discussed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • It would be useful if attendees have read the text in advance of the day.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Literature Day School - Lorna Doone (Tiverton)

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