Literature: A. Trollope's 'Can You Forgive Her' - Online with Dr Greta Depledge

Ref: C3531486

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. Can You Forgive Her is the first of six novels by Anthony Trollope known collectively as the Palliser Novels. Some of the characters that we encounter in Can You Forgive her were first introduced to readers in Trollope's other, much loved series, the Barchester Chronicles, but now move to take centre stage in the Parliamentary novels. This course will explore the literary, social and political context of this novel which follows the stories of Lady Glencora Palliser, Alice Vavasor and Arabella Greenow.

Course aim

Victorian author Anthony Trollope remains popular and this course will look at the first book in the Palliser series of novels, Can You Forgive Her.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • understand the literary context of the novel being studied.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the writing of Anthony Trollope.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the literary features of the novel.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the social and political context of the novel.
  • evaluate primary source material and contribute to class discussion.

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: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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?

  • 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?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • A copy of the novel being studied will be needed by people attending the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • This is a big novel! It would be helpful if students had made a good start on reading it before the course commences.

What can I do next?

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Literature: A. Trollope's 'Can You Forgive Her' - Online with Dr Greta Depledge

Enrolment Conditions

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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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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