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Science Fiction is Good Fiction

Come and enter the fascinating, imaginative and engaging world of science fiction. Each week we will examine a seminal novel and its author to explore the genre of science fiction and to reveal how sci-fi is both good entertainment and good literature. Suitable for those unfamiliar with the genre and enthusiasts alike. One novel will be featured each week with references to other texts. You can either pre-read the novel or learn about the novel and read later. Novels can be... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Science Fiction is Good Fiction

<p>Come and enter the fascinating, imaginative and engaging world of science fiction. Each week we will examine a seminal novel and its author to explore the genre of science fiction and to reveal how

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Eight More Significant Plays of the Theatre Unpacked

Examine a different play each week. Each has significantly influenced and contributed to both theatre and literature. These are plays with which every student of literature should be familiar and that theatre-goers should be able to understand through their themes, insights into the human condition and utilisation of theatrical techniques. This is the best of the best of Drama. SUGGESTED READING Apart from reading the play themselves, there is no required pre-reading but interested... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Eight More Significant Plays of the Theatre Unpacked

<p>Examine a different play each week. Each has significantly influenced and contributed to both theatre and literature. These are plays with which every student of literature should be familiar and

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German Literature and its Context: Goethe, Schiller, Gottfried Keller, Thomas Mann

Explore four of the most outstanding German writers, beginning with Goethe, Germany’s greatest poet, and his contemporary Friedrich Schiller. Both lived through, and were deeply affected by, the events of French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Moving to the mid-late-19th century we will then study some of the Novella of the Swiss-German writer Gottfried Keller, and conclude with Thomas Mann’s celebrated ‘Death in Venice’ and its realization as a ballet. SUGGESTED READING Johann... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
German Literature and its Context: Goethe, Schiller, Gottfried Keller, Thomas Mann

<p>Explore four of the most outstanding German writers, beginning with Goethe, Germany’s greatest poet, and his contemporary Friedrich Schiller. Both lived through, and were deeply affected by, the

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Play Reading - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Reading a play out loud and with other people allows us to experience the play very differently than from seeing it onstage or reading to oneself. We hear, taste and speak the words. A play-reading allows us to take the play at our own pace, develop a deeper understanding of the text through discussion and enjoy the play in an entirely different way. Everyone get a go at reading and for those unable or to shy to read, come and listen, enjoy and discuss. 
COURSE OUTLINE Reading The... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Play Reading - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

<p>Reading a play out loud and with other people allows us to experience the play very differently than from seeing it onstage or reading to oneself. We hear, taste and speak the words. A play-reading

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As We See Ourselves: Australian Art and Poetry

A refreshing survey of the way we see ourselves reflected in Australian art and poetry; reflecting a multi-faceted Australian self: humorous yet deeply thoughtful, challenged and filled with self-doubt, honest but seductive, and so on. Students will develop skills in interpreting both poetry and art. Aimed at the intrepid explorer of both Art and Poetry, no previous skills or knowledge are required. Join us on this journey to uncover the interface between Poetry and Art! National... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
As We See Ourselves: Australian Art and Poetry

<p>A refreshing survey of the way we see ourselves reflected in Australian art and poetry; reflecting a multi-faceted Australian self: humorous yet deeply thoughtful, challenged and filled with

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Peter Weir: Australia's Cinematic Genius

From the beginning of Australian cinema’s 1970s revival, Peter Weir stood out as a director of talent and vision. Bringing international attention to Australia with Picnic at Hanging Rock, Weir soon blazed the trail to Hollywood and earned acclaim for works as diverse as The Truman Show and Dead Poet’s Society. Using clips, we will explore the writer/director’s career and celebrate some of the less well-known works of this film genius. COURSE OUTLINE Humble beginnings – From the... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Peter Weir: Australia's Cinematic Genius

<p>From the beginning of Australian cinema’s 1970s revival, Peter Weir stood out as a director of talent and vision. Bringing international attention to Australia with <em>Picnic at Hanging Rock</em>,

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Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (a Japanese form of short poem) captures a moment in nature. It is a doorway to Zen practice – it’s a way to write what you know. A ginko is a walk in nature, during which your writing hand keeps moving just like your legs. Whatever sights, sounds and smells you experience can transform... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

<p>Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (

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Icelandic Sagas

Arguably the first European novels, the Icelandic Sagas are a collection of purportedly-historical accounts of medieval Viking families, interweaving magic and murder, adventure and poetry throughout. They are a foundation of Icelandic culture amongst one of the most literature-loving countries in the world, and to this day you can start a good conversation there with questions like "What is your favourite Saga?" COURSE OUTLINE When were the Sagas written? Where were they written?... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Icelandic Sagas

<p>Arguably the first European novels, the Icelandic Sagas are a collection of purportedly-historical accounts of medieval Viking families, interweaving magic and murder, adventure and poetry

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Australian Silent Films

The first feature film in the world was The Story of the Kelly Gang which was produced in Australia in 1906, following on from newsreels in the preceding decade at the Melbourne Cup, and the Federation ceremony at Centennial Park. The 1910s were a boom period with Australia one of the biggest movie producers in the world. But the decision to ban the popular bushranger genre films in 1912 was the beginning of the end, hastened by World War I limitations and the cheapness of American... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Australian Silent Films

<p>The first feature film in the world was <em>The Story of the Kelly Gang</em> which was produced in Australia in 1906, following on from newsreels in the preceding decade at the Melbourne Cup, and

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