Introduction to The Novels of Winifred Holtby

Ref: C3674609

This is an introduction to a longer course on the novels of Winifred Holtby. This will introduce the relationship between people and place, looking especially at the influence of the East Riding on the literary landscape of Winifred Holtby. This is a landscape which is as much a mindset as a geographical location, a landscape shaped by history and social expectation as well as by the characters themselves. Much of this course will focus on 'South Riding' although there will be reference to other novels such as 'Anderby Wold', set on the Yorkshire Wolds, and 'The Crowded Street' which is set in Cottingham.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the novels of Winifred Holtby and to outline some of the session material for a proposed longer course on 'The novels of Winifred Holtby'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify at least three novels written by Winifred Holtby.
  • Be able to comment on the settings of those novels.
  • Be able to recognise some of the themes in the novels of Winifred Holtby.
  • Recognise some of the social concerns in the novels of Winifred Holtby
  • Have some awareness of how plot, theme and setting interact in the novels of Winifred Holtby.

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
  • Preparatory reading for the longer follow on course to be discussed during the session.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Enrol for the longer course, 'The novels of Winifred Holtby', to explore in greater depth and detail the subject and themes of 'South Riding', 'Anderby Wold' and 'The Crowded Street'.

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Introduction to The Novels of Winifred Holtby

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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