1B14 – Literature – Modern Classics

Tutor/Facilitator Chris Carter

Date: on/from Mon 14 Oct 2024 to end year
Frequency: 2nd and 4th Monday each month
Class time: 1:00-2:30

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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Do you have a penchant for literature? Come and enjoy poetry and prose, in a relaxed informal atmosphere, for inner enrichment, laughter and thoughtful repartee.

This is not a beginner’s course. It is for members who preferably have a deep engagement with literature and can read relatively deeply and diversely, with some ability to conceptualise, evaluate and interpret complex texts, recognising and able to decipher some of the more complex nuanced and deeper meanings of a narrative.

We will attempt to look at how literature is used to explore the depth and width of the human condition.
Should you wish to embark on the course, I suggest you keep a journal. This can add an extra creative dimension to the process.
Some of the themes we will cover are: existentialism, freedom, alienation, gender, class, power relationships etc.

Reading lists:
J Joyce. Dubliners
V Woolf. Mrs Dalloway
D H Lawrence. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
G Eliot. Daniel Deronda
S Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby
V Woolf. To The Lighthouse

Some poems we will be exploring are:
S Plath
T S Eliot
W B Yeats
W S Merwin
C Rosetti
R Frost and others.

We shall begin with J Joyce The Dead, a deeply moving narrative, and Eveline.

REQUIREMENTS: Students will have to provide their own texts, preferably Penguin texts.

TUTOR: Chris grew up primarily in London, which provided a wonderful opportunity to pursue her passion for the performing and visual arts. She uses different lenses through which to explore and understand a text. This provides a framework within which to evaluate and conduct a literary critique. She has had a Buddhist meditation practice for many years. It has brought enormous contentment and enrichment, along with a profound appreciation and gratitude for life. It has taught her to live deeply fully and joyfully.

No class on 10 June

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