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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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Italian Film Session

An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all levels of Italian and also other students of the WEA who are interested in films and European film history. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this... [More]
$99 Limited / $89

<p>An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all

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14 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Seeking Treasure in Secret Gardens: Nesbit, Burnett and Webster

The Golden Age of Children’s Literature featured many female writers who had a profound impact on the girl readers of the twentieth century, including Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), Edith Nesbit (The Treasure Seekers), and Jean Webster (Daddy Long Legs). It is perhaps not surprising that each of these women was strong, interesting,... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Golden Age of Children’s Literature featured many female writers who had a profound impact on the girl readers of the twentieth century, including Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden),

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28 Mar

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Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) explores Buddhism’s main divisions, its cultural and historical forms and how the Buddhist tradition is lived in various countries. This course will also explore... [More]

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Shakespeare's King Lear

Working through the amazing verse of the play over eight sessions gives an exceptional chance to experience the power and profundity of perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest play. We will experience the play’s drama and profundity as Lear abdicates in favour of his daughters. We will relate to the alignments of good and evil people that results. We will... [More]

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All Things Australian - A Look at Australian Poetry

Explore the marvellous variety and depth of Australian poetry. Each week we take a theme to explore both Australian poetry and the Australian identity. Famous poets and their poems and lesser known poets and their poems will be featured in this Australian showcase. COURSE OUTLINE At War – including Kenneth Slessor’s ‘Beach Burial’ and Leon Gellet’s... [More]

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Sensational Scandal: The Development of Crime Fiction from Daniel Defoe to Agatha Christie

Crime fiction reflects our most dubious, scandalous, and wicked impulses, perhaps this is what makes it so popular. This course traces the development of crime fiction from the 18th – the 20th century. Beginning with the rogues that populate Daniel Defoe’s writing, before moving on to the intensification of fictional criminality and the rise of the... [More]

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Literary Scotland: Land and Writers

The land is the mother of culture, because our places are the reason we see and hear and feel as we do. Take a wander around Scotland, exploring through the eyes of some great Scottish writers. In each region we will look at the environment, history and folk traditions that prompted these stories and the writers who lived there. Starting at the... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The land is the mother of culture, because our places are the reason we see and hear and feel as we do. Take a wander around Scotland, exploring through the eyes of some great Scottish writers. In

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15 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.