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Literature

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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Dante’s Inferno

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” are the most famous words from Canto III of Dante Alighieri’s great poem, La Divina Commedia. In the thirty-four cantos of the first book, Inferno, Dante and his guide, the Roman poet Virgil, traverse the entrance to Hell and descend into the nine circles, until they encounter Satan in the deepest circle,... [More]
$215 Limited / $193

<p>“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” are the most famous words from Canto III of Dante Alighieri’s great poem, La Divina Commedia. In the thirty-four cantos of the first book, Inferno, Dante and

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29 Jul

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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,... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>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

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22 Aug

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The History of the Ghost Story: from Homer to Susan Hill

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of Homer and Plautus, as “true stories” as well as the fine craft of literary manipulation, brimming with the terror of suspense and the horror of shock.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of

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11 Sep

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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. This class will... [More]

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Bright Young Things: Creative Genius from Between the Wars

The 1920s and 30s saw the rise of talent, literary genius and eccentric bohemianism in England. This course looks at four of some of the best who were celebrities in this period but may now be forgotten: Sylvia Townsend Warner, Harold Acton, Cecil Beaton and Diana Mitford. Daring, sometimes controversial, but always fascinating – come investigate a... [More]

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Noel Coward: A Flamboyant Life

From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette holder – cemented the image of Noel Coward in the popular cultural mind through most of the 20th century. Known for his slightly-scandalous plays and... [More]

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