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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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Beyond Dante's Inferno: Discovering Purgatorio

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]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>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

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21 Sep

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Literary Tropes: The Setting, Brooding Hero and The Cuckoo in the Nest

Take a look at three influential and affective tropes in literature. Locations such as haunted houses, the brooding Byronic hero and the cuckoo in the nest are explored as thematic tropes. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Location! Location! Location!: Locations can provide as much emotional appeal as a character such as Manderlay in Rebecca or... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Take a look at three influential and affective tropes in literature. Locations such as haunted houses, the brooding Byronic hero and the cuckoo in the nest are explored as thematic tropes.</p>

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19 Oct

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Wilkie Collins and the Sensation Novel

When Wilkie Collins’ novel The Woman in White was first published in serial form in 1859 it not only transformed him into one of the most famous of Victorian writers, but launched a whole new genre of sensation fiction, drawing on aspects from melodrama, Gothic fiction, and the Newgate fiction which adapted crime stories for the entertainment of... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>When Wilkie Collins’ novel <em>The Woman in White</em> was first published in serial form in 1859 it not only transformed him into one of the most famous of Victorian writers, but launched a whole

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30 Oct
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The English Comic Novel in the 20th Century

Learn about the history of comic writing in English and become familiar with some of the greats of this most neglected tradition. Come on a fascinating literary journey as we explore the insights of some of the best writers of the 20th century: E. F. Benson, P. G. Wodehouse, Nancy Mitford and Barbara Pym. Discover how wit and genius can be combined... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Learn about the history of comic writing in English and become familiar with some of the greats of this most neglected tradition. Come on a fascinating literary journey as we explore the insights

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09 Nov

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Haiku in the Garden

Nothing is ordinary, including a garden, and a haiku can capture that: a moment in nature. The form of haiku originates in Japan but has migrated around the world. Knowing how the form works will give you the ability to see the extraordinary in the natural world around you. That seeing then translates into a written expression in which the "I" is... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Nothing is ordinary, including a garden, and a haiku can capture that: a moment in nature. The form of haiku originates in Japan but has migrated around the world. Knowing how the form works will

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22 Nov

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Vietnam, Graham Greene and "The Quiet American"

Graham Green’s Vietnam novel The Quiet American remains one of the most engaging and fascinating depictions of Vietnam in English literature. In this course we will follow the brief history of how Vietnam has been depicted in English literature (with an occasional sidetrip into Vietnamese and French literature) before we look at the interesting... [More]

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Learning for the Masses: Museums, Libraries, and Schools of Arts

Learning is a privilege or a duty not a right - that has been the view through the majority of history. The Church held the power over the written word, Guilds taught the artisans skills, while the palaces and Church between them held collections of treasures and memorabilia. This was the view still held when the colony was established in New South... [More]

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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]

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Hammer Horror: To Terrify the World!

Founded in 1934, the British film production house of Hammer is now the natural home of campy horror and low-budget thrills. This talk looks at the stars, the movies and the times that helped make Hammer a worldwide success. From Count Dracula in swinging 60s London to crazed Egyptologists, vampiric twins and even a brief experiment in Kung Flu... [More]

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