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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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Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Duckling

My Life as a Fairytale was the title Andersen gave to his autobiography which is completely accurate if you know that fairy tales are full of threats, contradictions, rejection, disguised truths, suffering, perseverance, wishes, and fears. He dreamt of being the Ugly Duckling who one day would be accepted by the swans as one of them but when the... [More]

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Myth and Authorship in Shakespeare and Marlowe

Discover one of the greatest mythic artistic rivalries in literary history, that of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Over six weeks we will read two plays by each author (four plays total) in order to explore the similarities and differences in their productions: Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and The Jew of Malta, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and The... [More]

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Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson: The Great Bulletin Debate

In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular Bulletin magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider class-division debate Australia was experiencing at the time. Lawson was the champion of the Bush and City battlers, while Patterson was accused of having a more "... [More]
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<p>In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular <em>Bulletin</em> magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider

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07 May
$39 Limited

<p>In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular <em>Bulletin</em> magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider

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07 May

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Sonnets From Six Centuries

The two-part structure of the sonnet enabled it to achieve great emotional and intellectual power. We will begin from its introduction from Italy by Tudor poets and range through its exploitation by Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne and others before we look at the Romantics, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge among them. We will explore the remarkable... [More]

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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]

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Poetry to Make ’em Laugh, Make ’em Cry and Make ’em Think

Join this short course and be enchanted and moved by the power of poetry to make us laugh, cry and think about ourselves. Novices and poetry lovers alike will find something to delight them. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney... [More]

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Culture and Society in Ireland: From Swift to Joyce

This course will explore the social, political and cultural history of Ireland through examining a number of the key texts produced by some of the major figures in Irish literary history. We will examine how Irish writers like Jonathan Swift, Maria Edgeworth, Charles Lever, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce used... [More]

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Dante's Paradiso

Paradiso is the third and final part of the Commedia. After his descent to the depths of Hell and his purification on Mount Purgatory, Dante rises heavenwards. Guided by Beatrice, he traverses the nine celestial spheres. She is replaced by St Bernard who guides the Pilgrim in the Empyrean, the abode of God. There Dante sees the redeemed, united... [More]

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Witness Statements: Letters in Fiction, Letters in Life

When a writer takes pen to paper they are creating a testimony to their thoughts and feelings at that time, limited and liberated by their own perspective. With classical education relying on letters from the ancient world, it makes sense that the first English novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister should be in the epistolary form.... [More]

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