Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

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  • Claudia Tobin in Tavistock Square, London
    Claudia Tobin, Tavistock Square, London

Literature courses in Cambridge

Top-quality literature courses taught by Cambridge academics. CAMcard holders: please book at the student price and bring your CAMcard to the event.

E. M. Forster: For Love of Italy

Saturday 17 March 2018, 2.00-5.30 pm

£50.00 / £45.00 students and CAM card holders

What does Italy mean to Forster? What do his characters find in Italy, and in themselves, when they go there?

Alison Hennegan will explore how Italy helped Forster to understand repression, and to find ways out of it.

Jeremy Thurlow will discuss how music serves in Forster’s novels as a channel for ambitions and passions which were otherwise stifled, playing us examples on the piano.

Reading: Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), A Room with a View (1908), ‘The Story of a Panic’ (1904).

The day finishes with a round-table seminar.



Reading A Room of One's Own

Saturday 15 September 2018, 11.00 am-5.00 pm

£80.00 / £70.00 students and CAMcard holders

Come for an intensive day studying Woolf's influential book of 1929. Why was it so powerful at the time, and how does it speak to us now?

Lectures by Cambridge scholars Alison Hennegan, Frances Spalding and Trudi Tate, followed by a seminar in which everyone can participate, ask questions, and do some close reading in the traditional Cambridge manner. Light lunch, tea and  coffee provided.



Understanding King Lear

Saturday 20 October 2018, 2.00-5.30 pm.

£50.00 / £45.00 students and CAMcard holders

Cambridge scholars Adrian Poole and Fred Parker guide us through Shakespeare's great tragedy, King Lear. Whether you know the play well, or are approaching it for the first time, this Study Day will deepen your knowledge and pleasure in this monumental work.



Further information:

Literature Cambridge summer courses:

Virginia Woolf and Politics, 1-6 July 2018

Women Writers: Emily Bronte to Elizabeth Bowen, 8-13 July 2018

Early bird discount for summer course bookings made by 22 Dec.

After this date, CAMcard holders are entitled to book at the student price, subject to places being available.