The Underworld

Ref: C3742759

'Moll Flanders' is one of the earliest novels written in English. After Moll the course will look at Thackeray's 'Jonathan Wild' an allegorical record of the career of a boasfful 'great' rogue, while Dicken's 'Oliver Twist' evokes sympathy for the plight of 'orphaned or lost children drawn into crime in order to survive.

Course aim

The course will study some examples of "Rogue Literature" popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Describe the social conditions which produced the 'underworld' of different periods.
  • Give reasons for the popularity of this kind of fiction and its appeal to an increasingly wide section of society.
  • Discuss topics with fellow students.

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?

  • 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?

  • 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

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The Underworld

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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
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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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