Literature Appreciation - Northern Voices

Ref: C2525688

In this literature course we will be exploring the North, reflecting on a range of works by writers with strong connections to the North Midlands and Northern England. Does the literature of the North have a particular perspective? A specific voice? How are writers' creative choices affected by their Northern context? In celebrating a particular identity, is there a risk of stereotyping a region or the people who live there? Through discussion and analysis of texts ranging from the earliest writers in English to the most contemporary, we will be seeking answers.

Course aim

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to discuss and analyse a range of literature in English written by those from or strongly connected to Northern England and the North Midlands.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • The course is open to anyone with an avid interest in literature.

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

  • Improve my capacity to analyse a range of literature.
  • Improve my understanding of the context of a range of literature.
  • Gain confidence in sharing my ideas in class discussion.
  • Gain confidence in my ability to evaluate a piece of literature, and make my own judgement upon it.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
  • The teaching in this course is based on whole-class discussion and question and answer.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You can expect verbal feedback from the tutor during the progress of the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring a pen and paper to each session.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Any of the above options are possibilities.

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Literature Appreciation - Northern Voices

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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