Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

  • Row of Cambridge students at Crag talk
  • Two ladies at the Botanic Garden tour
  • 2019 Summer Course - whole class
  • Supervisions at Summer Course 2019
  • Tall pot and flowers at Botanic Gardens
  • Group shot of online study course
  • Example of online study course

Photos by Jeremy Peters

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all eligible courses

All courses are currently live online via Zoom and you can join in from anywhere in the world.

Online Study Sessions

Live online lecture, followed by a seminar. The sessions take place via Zoom. Each Online Study Session focuses on a single work or author; a rare chance to study literature in depth with leading scholars.

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Saturday 24 September 2022, 6pm Mary Shelley, Frankenstein with Ildiko Csengei. 
Sunday 25 September 2022, 6pm May Sinclair, Mary Olivier: A Life (1919) with Rebecca Bowler

Saturday 15 October 2022, 6pm Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet with Varsha Panjwani

Sunday 20 November 2022, 6pm Robert Louis Stevenson: Music against Empire in the South Sea Tales, with Emma Sutton
Saturday 26 November 2022, 6pm Women in Lawrence’s The Rainbow (1915, with Hugh Stevens

Saturday 10 December 2022, 6pm Shakespeare's Brown Heroines: Much Ado About Nothing with Varsha Panjwani

Classical literature - Greek Tragedy

Course 2: Odysseus the Storyteller, 8 June to 6 July 2022

Weekend sessions: Homer/Virgil weekend, 9-10 July 2022

Women Writers Season

Study some brilliant writers of the early twentieth century, including Elizabeth Bowen, Zora Neale Hurston, Rosamund Lehmann, Jean Rhys, May Sinclair, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and more.

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The Season runs until May 2022.

Other courses

An Introduction to the Sonnet: six-week course with Mariah Whelan. October-November 2022. Bookings are open

Jane Austen Season, 2022. Bookings are open

The Contemporary Novel since 2000: Zadie Smith to Douglas Stuart. Bookings are open

Workshop: An Introduction to Writing Poetry: six weekly sessions with Mariah Whelan. Bookings are open

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all eligible courses.