Literature of the English Country House
Examine representations of English country houses throughout literature and develop your own interpretations of the texts.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who enjoys reading and discussing literary texts in English. It would be particularly beneficial for those who are preparing for further study in English Literature, building your text analysis skills. If you are already at degree level in English, this course will supplement your studies.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Demonstrate ‘close reading’ skills as the basis for your own literary interpretation
Discuss the wide variety of ways country house literature has been composed, consumed and received over the centuries
Engage with extracts from novels, poetry and drama from well-know authors as well as lesser known forms of writing from less familiar authors
Investigate the role and representation of the English country house in literature
Build your own literary interpretation of literature
Explore literature in its original form and the context within which it was first written