Literary Northerly England: Land and Writers

Wander around nine of the northern counties of England, exploring them through the eyes of fifteen great and popular English writers (and possibly more!). From DH Lawrence and the Brontes, to Herriot and Cookson. In each region we will look at the environment, history and folk traditions that prompted these stories and the writers who lived there, seeking their inspirations and opening ourselves to their writing.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • A Brother Cadfael, Ellis Peters
  • Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
  • South Riding, Winifred Holtby
  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  • Anything by: William Shakespeare, George Eliot, P. G. Wodehouse, Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, James Herriot, Beatrix Potter, Lord Byron, Catherine Cookson


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Warwickshire: William Shakespeare, George Eliot
  • Shropshire: Ellis Peters, P. G. Wodehouse
  • Nottinghamshire: D. H. Lawrence
  • Derbyshire: Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe
  • Cheshire: Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll
  • Yorkshire: Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, James Herriot
  • Cumbria: Beatrix Potter
  • Durham: Lord Byron
  • Tyne and Wear: Catherine Cookson

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe the life story of each of these writers, their cultural contexts and influences, their characters, their creative works and other contributions and their impact.
  2. Assess their books according to literary quality, significance and influence, how they represented their environment, the themes they explored, and their meanings at the time, and today.
  3. Discuss the cultural values expressed in the books, similarities and differences between the writers and responses to the authors' personal characters and decisions.
  4. Remember with pleasure what these books meant to them, growing up.
  5. Want to read (or re read) those books.
$79 Limited / $71

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