How Many Miles to Babylon: the Literature of Walking the Landscape

Ref: C3747361

This course will explore the following: a) the historical relationship between landscape and writers. b) Literary movements associated with a philosophical understanding of landscape. c) The relationship between walking and creativity.

Course aim

This course will explore a variety of prose and poetry by numerous British and European writers, which is derived from their experiences of the landscape.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • You will be able to explain the historical associations between writers, literary movements and the landscapes.
  • You will be able to describe the principal writers and their views on landscape.
  • You will be able to discuss in detail the relationship between walking and creativity.
  • You will be able to summarise the salient cultural myths generated by the landscape.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All literary examples will be provided to the students.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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How Many Miles to Babylon: the Literature of Walking the Landscape

Enrolment Conditions

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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