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What impact did the turn of this century - and a millennium - have on the literature leading up to and immediately following it? How did authors react to these times? Can we see this tumultuous period reflected in their choice of subject and style? How do their writings strike us today? Reading and discussing together a range of poetry, prose and drama from 1990-2010, we will be exploring possibilities.

Course aim

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to discuss and analyse a wide range of literature in English, focusing specifically on the context of each text and the writers' varying techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • The course is open to anyone with an avid interest in literature. This course is for residents of the North of Tyne Combined Authority - Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland

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

  • Develop critical reading skills and reflect on the texts being studied.
  • Analyse the texts being considered within the wider literary, cultural and contemporary context.
  • Develop skills in sharing ideas and opinions.
  • Identify and interpret themes and ideas from the texts.
  • Analyse writing styles, language and structure using relevant terminology.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Each week's texts (apart from the set text) will be posted in advance of the session on Canvas. You will need to bring a pen and paper to each session. You will also need to get a copy of the set text, 'If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things' by Jon McGregor.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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