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Taking English literature courses in Sydney can enrich your life in many surprising ways. Have you ever thought about why some literature, such as Shakespeare’s work, remains in production century after century? His plays deal with timeless themes such as the complexities of love, hunger for power, and betrayal. In a constantly-changing, high-tech world, it’s comforting to know that not everything has changed. If you’re ready to dive in, WEA Sydney can help. We offer short courses in Sydney in our fully-equipped classrooms. Our building includes a library and our tutors are experienced and fully qualified.

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Bathing, Bonnets, and Boys! - Eighteenth-Century Literature and Adaptation

Gossip, crime, scandal, and monsters. Not words typically used to describe eighteenth-century England, a period that is remembered for its so-called Enlightened thinkers. Yet, if we look closely at some of the most popular texts from this period a very different picture is revealed. Over four exciting sessions we will examine popular reading... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Gossip, crime, scandal, and monsters. Not words typically used to describe eighteenth-century England, a period that is remembered for its so-called Enlightened thinkers. Yet, if we look closely at

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19 Jul

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Re-reading Classroom Classics

This course will read a variety of texts from the NSW Senior English Syllabus (1965). The purpose of this course is threefold. We will re-read texts from the ’65 syllabus beyond the schoolhouse context in order to garner new meaning for the present moment. We will ask questions about literary prescriptions - why are certain texts chosen for the... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>This course will read a variety of texts from the NSW Senior English Syllabus (1965). The purpose of this course is threefold. We will re-read texts from the ’65 syllabus beyond the schoolhouse

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11 Aug

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The Brothers Grimm

Let's travel imaginatively along the Marchenstrasse to see what the Grimms saw - the castles, the forests, the cottages - to explore the lives of these remarkable men and the stories they have given the world. As collectors, patriots, and scholars, they gathered stories, not from peasants but from middle class women, and re wrote them extensively... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Let's travel imaginatively along the Marchenstrasse to see what the Grimms saw - the castles, the forests, the cottages - to explore the lives of these remarkable men and the stories they have

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14 Aug

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Matsuo Basho - The Poet, and his Journey through Northern Japan

Matsuo Basho developed the style of poetry we know today as Haiku. In 1689, four years before his death, he undertook a monumental journey around the Northern parts of Japan, a journey of 2400 kilometres. The journey took over five months, and resulted in one of Japan’s greatest pieces of travel literature, the Oku-no-hosomichi (The Narrow Road to... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Matsuo Basho developed the style of poetry we know today as Haiku. In 1689, four years before his death, he undertook a monumental journey around the Northern parts of Japan, a journey of 2400

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17 Aug
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Matsuo Basho developed the style of poetry we know today as Haiku. In 1689, four years before his death, he undertook a monumental journey around the Northern parts of Japan, a journey of 2400

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17 Aug

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In the Footsteps of Don Quijote: Exploring Castilia - La Mancha

Undoubtedly the most famous piece of Spanish literature Miguel de Cervante’s ‘Don Quijote’ is set in the La Mancha region southeast of the Spanish capital Madrid. Known for its windmills and sweeping pastures, it has always been an important agricultural zone, but also includes historically important places such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Undoubtedly the most famous piece of Spanish literature Miguel de Cervante’s ‘Don Quijote’ is set in the La Mancha region southeast of the Spanish capital Madrid. Known for its windmills and

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17 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>Undoubtedly the most famous piece of Spanish literature Miguel de Cervante’s ‘Don Quijote’ is set in the La Mancha region southeast of the Spanish capital Madrid. Known for its windmills and

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17 Aug

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Great Speeches and Why They Move Us

This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political leaders. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously) COURSE OUTLINE Shakespeare shakes the room: Explore some of the stirring speeches from the... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political

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24 Aug
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political

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24 Aug

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Gilgamesh and Inanna: Ancient Epic Heroes

The greatest and earliest stories we have told ourselves are from the soil from which all culture grows: the two most significant epic characters from ancient Babylonian culture. These great stories have often been eclipsed by Egyptian and Roman myths, but today we can go back to the very beginning, to the oldest recorded stories of them all, to... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The greatest and earliest stories we have told ourselves are from the soil from which all culture grows: the two most significant epic characters from ancient Babylonian culture. These great

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27 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>The greatest and earliest stories we have told ourselves are from the soil from which all culture grows: the two most significant epic characters from ancient Babylonian culture. These great

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27 Aug

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Joseph Conrad - Sea Captain and Famous Author

Discover Joseph Conrad's first voyages to the Dutch East Indies and how this influenced his first books - Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, Lord Jim and The Rescue. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Discover Joseph Conrad's first voyages to the Dutch East Indies and how this influenced his first books - <em>Almayer's Folly</em>, <em>An Outcast of the Islands</em>, <em>Lord Jim and The Rescue</

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29 Sep

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Before Shakespeare

For most Australians, English literature starts with Shakespeare in the 16th century. But English literature has a history which stretches back nine hundred years before that. Take a look at the beginnings of English literature in the seventh century, and trace its progress from then until the sixteenth, looking at the evolution of the English... [More]

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Discovering Dante's Inferno

If it is true that Italian comes from Dante as much as English from the plays of Shakespeare and the 1611 King James Bible, there is no better work to get acquainted to Italian culture than Dante’s Divine Comedy, which has the advantage of presenting itself as an encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages and providing its readership with the most... [More]

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