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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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Writing after Auschwitz: Nazism and the Holocaust in Post-War German Literature

After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic implications, have concerned not only the writers of the first generation, who directly experienced those years, but also the authors of the following... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

<p>After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic

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16 Aug

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Landscapes of War through the Lens of Poetry

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates the harsh reality of the war scape from the dream-like scape of peace.... [More]
$25 Limited

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates

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05 Sep

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Legends: The Scarlet Pimpernel - Secret Identities and Fictional Heroes

The Scarlet Pimpernel, secret identity of dandy Sir Percy Blakeney, began rescuing aristos from the guillotine in 1905, launching many other fictional heroes: Zorro, the Saint, and Batman, amongst others. But the hero with a secret identity goes even further back in history and folklore. Join us to look investigate these adventure stories, the... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

<p>The Scarlet Pimpernel, secret identity of dandy Sir Percy Blakeney, began rescuing aristos from the guillotine in 1905, launching many other fictional heroes: Zorro, the Saint, and Batman, amongst

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08 Sep

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Shakespeare's Baddies

A fascinating and fun look at Shakespeare’s baddies – a veritable who’s who of wicked women, dastardly dudes and Machiavellian men. Find out who they, what they say and do and what makes them Shakespeare’s baddies. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to Shakespeare and “Crossed by a Woman”: The wicked women who want their evil heart’s desire – includes... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>A fascinating and fun look at Shakespeare’s baddies – a veritable who’s who of wicked women, dastardly dudes and Machiavellian men. Find out who they, what they say and do and what makes them

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14 Sep

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Doing it in the Middle Ages: Sex and Pleasure

Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and more, this 2-hour evening seminar gives an overview of fourteenth-century depictions of sexual intercourse, focusing on prominent medical and religious... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and

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11 Oct

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2005 1606 – James... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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25 Oct

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Edith Sitwell: A Flamboyant Life

Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as a raconteur made her famous from a young age. Hyper-bohemian, surprisingly prolific and fascinating at every moment, this talk will examine Sitwell’s... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as

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15 Nov

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Poetry Sublime - Fabulous Poets and their Poetry

Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and periods of poetry from across the English-speaking world. This course is suitable for both the novice poetry student and poetry lovers alike. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]

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Jane Austen: Romantics and Revolution

Jane Austen is an iconic figure for scholars and fans alike. In this course we will examine four of her novels, as well as a range of popular contemporary adaptations in order fully appreciate her influence over literary forms, including the way her writing helped to consolidate the codes of the realist novel. We will also analyse how these novels... [More]

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