Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

  • View down Senate House Passage, Cambridge
  • Claudia Tobin in Tavistock Square, London
    Claudia Tobin, Tavistock Square, London

Literature courses in Cambridge

Reading Great Expectations

Sunday 28 January 2018, 2.00-5.30 pm

£50.00 / £45.00 students and CAM card holders

Come for an intensive afternoon studying Dickens's much-loved novel, Great Expectations (1861). Lectures by Cambridge scholars Corinna Russell and Jan-Melissa Schramm, followed by a seminar in which everyone can participate, ask questions, and do some close reading in the traditional Cambridge manner. Tea and coffee provided.



CAMcard holders: please book at the student price and bring CAMcard to the event.

Reading Tennyson

Sunday 18 February 2018, 2.00-6.30 pm

£50.00 / £45.00 students and CAM card holders

A rare chance to study Tennyson (1809-92) with Cambridge scholars Ewan Jones and Oliver Goldstein. Lectures, seminar discussion, and readings.

There will be a lecture on Tennyson's poetic techniques in some short lyric poems, and a lecture on and reading of Maud (1855), a fascinating poem about love, madness, and the dangerous allure of war.

Hearing Maud read aloud is a mesmerising experience. Whether you know Tennyson’s work well or are approaching it for the first time, this study day will deepen your knowledge and enhance your joy in his poetry.



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.



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.