Literature: The Name on the Novel: Stirring the Plot

Ref: C3843353

This course will explore the role and impact of the eponymous character in a range of works, examining the historical, social and cultural concerns of the periods in which they were written. Amongst others, works to be discussed will be Charles Webb's The Graduate, Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge and also Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya.

Course aim

To examine and discuss the role of the eponymous character in selected works.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for learners who have a love of literature and enjoy group discussion and critical debate.

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

  • Comment on the major concerns of authors discussed
  • Place texts in their social and historical context
  • Comment upon the role of the eponymous hero

How will I be taught?

  • Group discussion, critical debate and reflection of texts studied is the main emphasis of the class. Reading the required texts is expected and learner supplementary information relevant to the course is always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Feedback on Individual Learning Plan and Mid point discussion.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need books as required by the class schedule.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Reading of the specific course list is expected.

What can I do next?

  • Attend further WEA courses Undertake FE programmes of study.

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Literature: The Name on the Novel: Stirring the Plot

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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