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Further exploration of British landscape writing through selected texts of poetry and prose, from industrial and post-industrial landscapes, to the “new nature writing” of the 21st century. NB It is not necessary to have attended Landscapes in Literature 1.

  Masters of the Baroque (1600-1750) :  Discover the seamless beauty of some of the most exquisite music ever written, and how the great composers of this age influenced everything since.  We will explore a wide range of works by More details …

An exploration of British landscape writing through selected texts of poetry and prose, from the discovery of wild nature as a subject for exclamation and delight in the Romantic period, including passages from Defoe (1720s), the Wordsworths and Coleridge (early More details …

Certain poetic forms have an enduring appeal for poets and readers alike.  We shall read and discuss a variety of these, exploring the ways in which metre, rhyme and repetition contribute to a poem’s overall effect.

Travel back to the late 50’s/early 60’s France when a group of new, young and dynamic film makers shook up the way films were made.  Their films took France by storm and had an influence on film makers around the More details …

These are films that reflected and embodied the revolutions of the 20th century: political challenges to state and society;  but also cultural shifts driven by the emergence of unsettling ideas relating to the mind, body, spirituality, the language of cinema More details …