Literature of the 1930's Part 1

Ref: C2226843

The Auden generation including Macneice was part of an explosion of committed literature. Further examples of these can be seen in the novels of Woolf, Greene, Hamilton, and drama by Brecht, and Priestly. We will explore the parametres of committed literature, the influence of fascism and the quest for smug security on 1930's writers.

Additional information about this course

Half term break 31/10/2019

Course aim

To explore critically some of the literature of the 1930s.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Define what is meant by the term committed literature.
  • Identify examples of committed literature produced during the 1930s.
  • Discuss a range of other influences on 1930's writers.
  • Read a minimum of 3 selected extracts from the work of 1930's writers.

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 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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Literature of the 1930's Part 1

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