Course overview

This day school focuses on three short stories from the American literary tradition by Alice Walker, Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Wharton. The session includes tutor presentations and group discussions about each story. Resources will be available before the session for pre- and post-session reflection. During the day, we will analyse specific excerpts and broader cultural contexts, exploring how fiction connects to the real world. Join us for an engaging exploration of these iconic American authors and their contributions to literature.

Course description

Join us for an immersive day school focused on three seminal short stories from the American literary tradition. We will delve into the works of Alice Walker, Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Wharton, examining their unique styles and contributions to literature. This course offers a balanced blend of tutor presentations and group discussions, providing a comprehensive understanding of each story.

Before the day school, essential resources and readings will be made available and these materials are designed to prepare you for the session and to encourage reflection both before and after the event. During the day, our exploration will include detailed presentations on the selected stories, followed by lively group discussions that dissect specific examples and excerpts from each writer's work.

We will navigate between close textual analysis and the broader cultural contexts of these writings, aiming to uncover how these stories reflect and engage with the real world. This approach will help us appreciate the depth and complexity of these classic short stories and their relevance today.

This day school is perfect for anyone interested in American literature and its powerful storytelling traditions. Enhance your literary knowledge and engage in meaningful dialogue with fellow enthusiasts in a supportive and stimulating environment. Join us for a day of rich literary exploration and insight.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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