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January 2020

The American Novel: American Pastoral and Lolita

9 January 2020,10:00 am - 6 February 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
£255 Sold out

In this course we will discuss two of the great works of post-war American fiction. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a novel that continues to scandalise and fascinate and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral is similarly uncompromising is its exploration of relations between the generations against the backdrop of political radicalism, race riots and the Vietnam War. Both texts explore the dark side of the USA at the apogee of its political and economic power and experiment boldly with narrative technique and structure without ever losing their narrative punch.…

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The American Novel: Lolita and American Pastoral

10 January 2020,10:00 am - 7 February 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£255 Sold out

In this course we will discuss two of the great works of post-war American fiction. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a novel that continues to scandalise and fascinate and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral is similarly uncompromising is its exploration of relations between the generations against the backdrop of political radicalism, race riots and the Vietnam War. Both texts explore the dark side of the USA at the apogee of its political and economic power and experiment boldly with narrative technique and structure without ever losing their narrative punch.…

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February 2020

The Waste Land

25 February 2020,10:00 am - 10 March 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£180 Sold out

T S Eliot’s, ‘The Waste Land’, published in 1922, is the most famous poem of the twentieth century and widely considered to be the great, but difficult masterpiece of modernist poetry. This short course aims to cut through some of those difficulties. We shall examine the poem closely and, as we do so, situate it in its historical and literary moment, and explore its themes, form and complex allusions. If you are keen to understand and appreciate ‘The Waste Land’…

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The Waste Land

27 February 2020,10:00 am - 12 March 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£180 Sold out

T S Eliot’s, ‘The Waste Land’, published in 1922, is the most famous poem of the twentieth century and widely considered to be the great, but difficult masterpiece of modernist poetry. This short course aims to cut through some of those difficulties. We shall examine the poem closely and, as we do so, situate it in its historical and literary moment, and explore its themes, form and complex allusions. If you are keen to understand and appreciate ‘The Waste Land’…

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The Waste Land

28 February 2020,10:00 am - 13 March 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£180 Sold out

T S Eliot’s, ‘The Waste Land’, published in 1922, is the most famous poem of the twentieth century and widely considered to be the great, but difficult masterpiece of modernist poetry. This short course aims to cut through some of those difficulties. We shall examine the poem closely and, as we do so, situate it in its historical and literary moment, and explore its themes, form and complex allusions. If you are keen to understand and appreciate ‘The Waste Land’…

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April 2020

All Roads Lead to Middlemarch

21 April 2020,10:00 am - 19 May 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£299 Sold out

This course is entirely dedicated to one of the greatest literary works of the nineteenth-century and my own personal favourite: George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Written in 1871, the novel deals with such important contemporary issues as political change, education for women, identity, marriage and the changing social structure. It is still deeply meaningful today and this is partly why it has stood the test of time: it is, amongst other things, a series of love stories, an exploration of life in the…

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Housekeeping with Marilynne Robinson

23 April 2020,10:00 am - 14 May 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
£240 Sold out

The small town in which Housekeeping is set is a remote outpost in Idaho, America's Midwest. Sylvie, the principal character, is an  'oddball', uncomfortable with settling in one place and afraid to take her coat lest somebody ask her to stay. But stay she does as she tries to fulfil her duty as guardian to her two abandoned nieces. In this course we will explore Robinson's presentation of a lived alone and the social forces that shape identity making us…

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The Waste Land

24 April 2020,10:00 am - 15 May 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£180 4 tickets left

T S Eliot’s, ‘The Waste Land’, published in 1922, is the most famous poem of the twentieth century and widely considered to be the great, but difficult masterpiece of modernist poetry. This short course aims to cut through some of those difficulties. We shall examine the poem closely and, as we do so, situate it in its historical and literary moment, and explore its themes, form and complex allusions. If you are keen to understand and appreciate ‘The Waste Land’…

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June 2020

All Roads Lead to Middlemarch

5 June 2020,10:00 am - 3 July 2020,12:15 pm
The livingroom, Percy Road
London, United Kingdom
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£299 2 tickets left

This course is entirely dedicated to one of the greatest literary works of the nineteenth-century and my own personal favourite: George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Written in 1871, the novel deals with such important contemporary issues as political change, education for women, identity, marriage and the changing social structure. It is still deeply meaningful today and this is partly why it has stood the test of time: it is, amongst other things, a series of love stories, an exploration of life in the…

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