English Literature for Advanced Students (2022/2023 2.Sem.)

English Literature for Advanced Students (2022/2023 2.Sem.)

Course Title: English Literature for Advanced Students
Course Dates and Times:  Starting 07-02-2022
Tuesday evenings from 18.30 - 20.00
Feb. 7, 21, 28
Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr. 18, 25
May. 2, 16, 23
Jun. 6, 13, 20
Location : See map below
Teacher : Chris Atkinson 
 No. of weeks: (1 semester) 15 sessions of 90 minutes
Price:   €125 per semester
(BLS Members receive €15 discount)

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

Shakespeare is popular and we have already read nine of his works (Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and The Tempest).  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).  Other works have included “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Brian Friel’s "Dancing at Lughnasa”, Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood”, Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Bryson’s “Notes from a Small Island” and Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath", Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" and Graham Greene's "The Quiet American. This year we have read Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" and William Trevor's "The Story of Lucie Gault".Two well-known Luxembourgish authors who write through the medium of the English language, Anne-Marie Reuter and Percy Lallemang, have addressed us and we read some stories from Anne-Marie's book "On the Edge". After an interruption for the pandemic, we plan literary evenings featuring these authors.

In the first semester of this year, we continued to read poems from Seamus Heaney's "Death of a Naturalist" and Father Brown short stories by G.K.Chesterton. Our texts were Shakespeare's The Winters Tale and Kasuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day.

In the 2nd Semester, we will read another Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go. In collaboration with Sinead O'Donovan, two recent Irish novellas by Claire Keegan, Foster and Small Things like These have been included in our programme. We also intend to read some Sonnets by William Shakespeare and dabble in James Joyce's Ulysses.

Event Details

Event Date 07-02-2023 18:30
Event End Date 20-06-2023 20:00
Capacity 15
Registered 10
Available places 5
Cut off date 20-06-2023
Individual Price € 125 - per semester
Location Lycée Michel Lucius. Limpertsberg

Venue Information - Lycée Michel Lucius. Limpertsberg

The car park is accessed from Avenue Pasteur.

Location Map