English Literature for Advanced Students (2020/2021 - 1.Sem.)

English Literature for Advanced Students (2020/2021 - 1.Sem.)
Course Title: English Literature for Advanced Students
Course Dates and Times:  Starting 22-09-2020
Tuesday evenings from 18.30 - 20.00
 
Sept. 29
Oct. 6, 13, 22, 27
Nov. 10, 17, 24
Dec. 1, 8, 15
Jan.(2021) 5, 12, 19
Location : See map below
Teacher : Chris Atkinson
 No. of weeks: (1 semester) 15 sessions of 90 minutes
Price:   €100 per semester
(BLS Members receive €20 discount)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

English is studied through works of literature, short stories, poetry and plays.

Shakespeare is popular and we have already read six of his works (Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet and Othello) and several sonnets.  When possible we watch theatre and film performances of the plays.

The short story lends itself to this kind of class (James Joyce, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, William Trevor).  Plays have included “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Brian Friel’s "Dancing at Lughnasa” and Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood”.  Last year we read Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Bryson’s “Notes from a Small Island”; this year we have just finished Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath".

Two well-known Luxembourgish authors who write through the medium of the English language, Anne-Marie Reuter and Percy Lallemang, addressed us last year and we read some stories from Anne-Marie's book "On the Edge".

We are currently reading poems from Seamus Heaney's "Death of a Naturalist" (introduced to us by European School teacher Sinéad O'Donovan) and short stories from the "Penguin Book of the British Short Story".

We shall continue these in September - possible additional texts are "Of Mice and Men" by Steinbeck and the poems of Sylvia Plath. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Joyce's Ulysses are possibilities.

We are a "democratic" group and if there is anything you wish to study, we would take your request very seriously!

 

Event Details

Event Date 22-09-2020 18:30
Event End Date 19-01-2020 20:00
Capacity 20
Registered 5
Available place 15
Individual Price € 100 - per semester
Location Lycée Michel Lucius. Limpertsberg

Venue Information - Lycée Michel Lucius. Limpertsberg

The car park is accessed from Avenue Pasteur.

Location Map