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Medieval Mythical Beasts (and Where to Find Them)

From dragons to unicorns, and hydrus to phoenix, people in the Middle Ages believed in some weird and wonderful creatures. Come and hear about the origins of these unusual species, from Greco-Roman and Egyptian sources, to their inclusion in the writings of the Church Fathers; and look at their transformation into heroes and villains in Saints' Lives, tapestries, and the gothic architecture of the 14th century. SUGGESTED READING The Medieval Bestiary, http://bestiary.ca The... [More]
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Medieval Mythical Beasts (and Where to Find Them)

<p>From dragons to unicorns, and hydrus to phoenix, people in the Middle Ages believed in some weird and wonderful creatures. Come and hear about the origins of these unusual species, from Greco-Roman

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Heyer's Regencies: 1811-1815

Georgette Heyer invented the Regency Romance sub genre with the publication of Regency Buck in 1935 and nobody ever did it better. We will investigate the eight novels she set from the time the Prince Regent began his rule in 1811 to the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, looking at the background history, and her life at the time of writing, as well as the themes, structure, characters, language and values. SUGGESTED READING Regency Buck An Infamous Army The Corinthian The... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Heyer's Regencies: 1811-1815

<p>Georgette Heyer invented the Regency Romance sub genre with the publication of Regency Buck in 1935 and nobody ever did it better. We will investigate the eight novels she set from the time the

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A Literary Journey through Vietnam

Vietnam’s politics, history, religion and culture all explored through its fascinating literature. In this course Vietnam expert Walter Mason (author of “Destination Saigon”) takes us from the writings of 19th century mandarins to the varied literature of the Vietnamese diaspora in the 21st century. Along the way we detour through Vietnam’s intriguing Buddhist writings and the colonial explorations of French counts and Graham Greene. SUGGESTED READING Catfish and Mandala, Andrew X.... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
A Literary Journey through Vietnam

<p>Vietnam’s politics, history, religion and culture all explored through its fascinating literature. In this course Vietnam expert Walter Mason (author of “Destination Saigon”) takes us from the

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Eisenstein & Tarkovsky: Two Famous Russian Film Directors & Their Times

Explore two of the most famous Russian film directors, Sergey M. Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky, in the cultural and political context of their lives and times. Excerpts of four of their films will be shown and discussed during this course and students will receive articles regarding these films. COURSE OUTLINE The Battleship Potemkin (1925), Sergey M. Eisenstein Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky Mirror (1975), Andrei Tarkovsky Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky PLANNED LEARNING... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Eisenstein & Tarkovsky: Two Famous Russian Film Directors & Their Times

<p>Explore two of the most famous Russian film directors, Sergey M. Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky, in the cultural and political context of their lives and times. Excerpts of four of their films

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Troubled Pleasure - The Romantics

This course explores some of the great poets of the Romantic period (1790 – 1840). This was an extraordinary time in Literature. The poetic works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats and more established the cornerstones of how we understand ourselves and our worlds. COURSE OUTLINE Review of the Language and Techniques of English Literature Understand the poetry seminal to the Romantic period Enhance appreciation of the context and influences of this period... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Troubled Pleasure - The Romantics

<p>This course explores some of the great poets of the Romantic period (1790 – 1840). This was an extraordinary time in Literature. The poetic works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron,

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Dickens and "Oliver Twist"

Oliver Twist was one of Charles Dickens' earliest novels, and it remains his most popular. Its beloved characters quickly became cultural archetypes and have remained so for more than 170 years. At the time of its release, Oliver’s plight affected the Victorian cultural perception of childhood, poverty and the dispossessed. No longer could these be ignored by the ‘haves’ in society. Walter Mason, vice-president of the NSW Dickens Society, examines how this remarkable novel managed... [More]
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Dickens and "Oliver Twist"

Oliver Twist was one of Charles Dickens' earliest novels, and it remains his most popular. Its beloved characters quickly became cultural archetypes and have remained so for more than 170 years. At

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200th Anniversary of the Birth of Emily Brontë

An overview of the author’s biography, the cultural and social circumstances under which she wrote, and an opportunity to critically analyse Wuthering Heights, the one and only novel Emily Brontë produced during her lifetime. SUGGESTED READING Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights COURSE OUTLINE Introducing the author – biography Analysing the context Analysing the genre Discussing the reception of Wuthering Heights Reading the novel from a feminist perspective PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Emily Brontë

<p>An overview of the author’s biography, the cultural and social circumstances under which she wrote, and an opportunity to critically analyse <em>Wuthering Heights</em>, the one and only novel Emily

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Christopher Marlowe: Life and Times (1564-1593)

Kit Marlowe died in somewhat mysterious circumstances in 1593 in a tavern. The troubled enigmatic genius was only 29 years old, a shooting star of the late Tudor period. Marlowe was hailed as the greatest playwright and poet in the 1580s, the decade before Shakespeare began writing. His 7 plays include Edward II, The Jew of Malta, Dr Faustus and Tamburlaine the Great. It was rumoured he was an atheist, a capital crime in the Tudor police state. He may have faked his death to avoid... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Christopher Marlowe: Life and Times (1564-1593)

<p>Kit Marlowe died in somewhat mysterious circumstances in 1593 in a tavern. The troubled enigmatic genius was only 29 years old, a shooting star of the late Tudor period. Marlowe was hailed as the

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Emptying Oyster Shells: T.S. Eliot's Lyrical Poetry

T.S. Eliot’s poetry, the epitome of Modern lyricism, remains influential among contemporary poets – and for good reason. His lyrical free-verse style, experimental in the 1920s, is now the benchmark of ‘good’ poetry that doesn’t have to rhyme. Join us as we unpack the technical brilliance of his sounds and images. Each week, we engage in critical reading, discussion, and debate in order to discover the rich layers, meanings, and possibilities of one of Eliot’s poems. This course is... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Emptying Oyster Shells: T.S. Eliot's Lyrical Poetry

<p>T.S. Eliot’s poetry, the epitome of Modern lyricism, remains influential among contemporary poets – and for good reason. His lyrical free-verse style, experimental in the 1920s, is now the

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Beowulf: the First Great English Epic

The first heroic epic to be written in vernacular English, Beowulf is a moving and beautiful narrative poem set in the early 6th century. Beowulf begins by battling the dread monsters who represent the evils that lay beyond the Great Hall and is victorious. But when he is an old king he is forced to fight a dragon from the depths all alone. This literary endeavour to reconcile ancient pagan beliefs within a new Christian paradigm laid the tracks for many creative works that... [More]
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Beowulf: the First Great English Epic

<p>The first heroic epic to be written in vernacular English, <em>Beowulf</em> is a moving and beautiful narrative poem set in the early 6th century. Beowulf begins by battling the dread monsters who

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