How do you envision the notion of “home”? Is it a place, a space, a feeling, a state of being in the world? Does it relate to house, family, haven, identity, gender, journeying?
This 8 week literature course will examine works that illustrate how multidimensional the concept of home can be and how important a theme it is for writers.
The selected books span different genres, different eras, different people and places in the world and were written by classic and contemporary authors. They include:
Shadows On The Rock, Willa Cather (1931)
Make your home among strangers, Jennine Capó Crucet (2015)
Death of the Heart, Elizabeth Bowen (1948)
We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (2013)
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens (1850) - 2 weeks study
My life in houses, Margaret Forster (2014)
Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (1908) - unabridged version
The course is for everyone who enjoys critical reading. Classes are lively, with plenty of debate. Join us this autumn and you will feel quite at home as we explore the meaning of home!
8 Wednesdays 10am - 12noon at Les Cotils, starting on 2nd October
Writing "Home" in Literature
Starting Date: Wedensday 2nd October
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Les Cotils
Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23 October, 6, 13, 20 27 November