Course title:
Literature: Discussing 'Possession' - A Romance by A.S.Byatt with Cath Humphris
Tutor:
Cath Humphris
Course ID:
C3532552
Start date:
27/04/2022
End date:
01/06/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 27 Apr 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 04 May 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 11 May 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 18 May 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 25 May 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 01 Jun 2022 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Wed 27 Apr 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 04 May 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 11 May 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 18 May 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 25 May 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 01 Jun 2022
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need a copy of Possession; A Romance, by AS Byatt
Course aim:
To discuss our responses to the novel Possession, by AS Byatt, and think about whether it achieves Byatt's stated aim, 'to heighten the reader's imaginative entry into the world of the text'.
Course description:
Share your thoughts about this Booker-winning novel. It uses a variety of different types of 'telling'. Do these work? When? How? It has been called a 'literary mystery' and a 'voyage of discovery'. It blends history with fiction, can we call it a 'historical novel'? This best selling novel won two prizes. We'll be considering themes and investigating characters. There will be a reading schedule on the Canvas site, so that we can focus on the novel in sections. Please read to the end of Chapter 4 for discussion at the first session.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss the variety of ways Byatt makes use of the word 'Possession'.
2. Compare and contrast the way the two time periods are presented.
3. Assess the various ways in which Freedom and Autonomy are presented.
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