Cities in Literature

Thursday 1.30 - 3.30

In this course we will explore a range of literary texts – from novels, poems, travel writings, and more – which have as their subject a variety of cities across the world – from London and New York, to Buenos Aires, Prague, Trieste, and beyond. We will consider how the city, as a cultural and historical phenomenon, has provoked a host of responses – positive, negative. A short anthology of these extracts will be made available at the beginning of each half-term, but suggestions from attendees will be gratefully considered and other examples may well be added as we go along.

Terms & Conditions

  • Course Tutor: Dr Stephen Palmer
  • Course Duration: 10
  • Course dates: 20 Sep – 29 Nov
  • Half Term: 25 Oct
  • Price: Course full