Course title:
Literature: Emily Dickinson’s Poetry with Dr Robert-Louis Abrahamson
Tutor:
Robert-Louis Abrahamson
Course ID:
C3533200
Start date:
14/01/2022
End date:
18/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 14 Jan 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 21 Jan 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 28 Jan 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 04 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 11 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 18 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Fri 14 Jan 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 28 Jan 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 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?
Other

Students should have an interest in poetry, though no previous knowledge of Dickinson's poetry is necessary.

Other

Students should have an interest in poetry, though no previous knowledge of Dickinson's poetry is necessary.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
For the purpose of our course, I will be choosing the poems that are collected in the Everyman's Poetry edition, an inexpensive but reliable edition, edited by Helen McNeil. The text of each week's poems will also appear on the weekly Announcements on our Canvas site.
Course aim:
We read and discuss four or five short poems by Emily Dickinson each week, sharing questions and insights in a friendly, supportive group. There is no need to have participated in earlier Dickinson courses in order to feel at home in the sessions.
Course description:
Emily Dickinson wrote over 1,700 short poems, only a few of which were published in her lifetime, but her work has become acclaimed as some of the most important and influential poetry of the nineteenth century. The poems challenge us to read them carefully, paying attention to the wit and passion contained in the imagery and in her rebellion against traditional poetic practices. The lively discussions in our weekly sessions draw upon the students variety of backgrounds, everyone working together to share their responses and learn from each other.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Have an appreciation of Emily Dickinson's poetic techniques and themes
2. Have a wider understanding of the Emily Dickinson's personal and cultural background
3. Have a stronger ability to read challenging poetry with greater attentiveness
4. Share more readily my responses to literature
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk