Literature of the English Country House

Susan Fitzmaurice, Amber Regis and Adam J Smith, The University of Sheffield

Trace the history and context of country house literature

For over 450 years, country houses have attracted the attention of celebrated writers like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. On this course we’ll trace this history with experts from the University of Sheffield’s School of English who will share with us the approaches that they take in their own research.

Through the course you will investigate and discuss the role and representation of the English country house in literature, and learn how to build your own authoritative interpretation of these texts.

This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys reading and discussing literary texts in English. It may also help those who are preparing for further study in English Literature, as it gives a good foundation in analysing texts. If you are already at degree level in English or another subject, this course could be a good supplement to your studies. Ultimately though, this course is suitable for anyone who loves country houses and great literature.

Dates:
  • 8 February 2021
  • 9 November 2020
  • 3 August 2020
  • 4 May 2020
  • 4 February 2019
  • 5 November 2018
  • 5 February 2018
  • 27 June 2016
  • 29 June 2015
  • 2 June 2014
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  • Language: English Gb

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