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

Photos by Jeremy Peters

Student price for Online Study Sessions

New: Virginia Woolf Season

Starts 24 October 2020. We study all 12 of Woolf's major books in order of publication. Live online lectures and seminars.

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Sunday 2 May 2021, 6 pm: The Years, with Anna Snaith

Saturday 8 May 2021, 6 pm: Three Guineas and Music, with Claire Davison

Sunday 16 May 2021, 6 pm: To the Lighthouse: Art. Repeat session with Claudia Tobin

Saturday 29 May 2021, 6 pm: Between the Acts: Costume, with Claire Nicholson

Saturday 5 June 2021, 10 am: Between the Acts: Dispersed are We, with Karina Jakubowicz

Second Woolf Season starts October 2021

Saturday 2 October 2021, 6 pm Woolf and Empire: India in Mrs Dalloway, with Trudi Tate

Saturday 9 October 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Humour: Orlando, with Alison Hennegan

Saturday 6 November 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Censorship: Orlando, with Alison Hennegan

Sunday 7 November 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Colour: To the Lighthouse, with Claudia Tobin

Sunday 28 November 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Character: The Diary, with Ellie Mitchell

Saturday 4 December 2021, 6 pm Woolf and the Victorians: Tennyson in To the Lighthouse, with Trudi Tate Lighthouse, with Trudi Tate

Sunday 12 December 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Landscape: The Voyage Out, with Karina Jakubowicz

Saturday 18 December 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Theatre: Freshwater, with Ellie Mitchell

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 22 May 2021, 6.00 pm: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, with Ildiko Csengei

Saturday 12 June 2021, 6.00 pm: E. M. Forster, A Passage to India: Ends of Empire, with Peter Jones

Saturday 16 October 2021, 6.00 pm. Robert Louis Stevenson, South Sea Tales, with Emma Sutton

Saturday 30 October 2021, 6.00 pm. George Eliot, Middlemarch, with Corinna Russell

Sunday 31 October 2021, 6.00 pm. Ivor Gurney, Life and Poetry, with Kate Kennedy

Saturday 20 November 2021, 6.00 pm. George Orwell, 1984, with Karina Jakubowicz

Sunday 21 November 2021, 6.00 pm. D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, with Hugh Stevens

Saturday 27 November 2021, 6.00 pm: Shakespeare, Richard III, with Adrian Poole

Sunday 26 December 2021, 6.00 pm. Refugee Writings, with Trudi Tate - Income from this session will be donated to UK refugee charities.

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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An Introduction to the Sonnet with Mariah Whelan, autumn 2021. Bookings open soon.

Jane Austen Season, 2022. Bookings open soon.

CAMcard holders are welcome to book at the student price.