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United Kingdom, Oxford

English Literature **Ages 15-18**

Oxford Summer College is a two week university preparation course held in the heart of Oxford. Students at Oxford Summer College opting for the English Literature course study tex...

United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Theatre & Performance

The Contemporary British and Irish Theatre and Performance programme offers a unique course in the theory and practice of drama in Britain and Ireland today. This two-week course p...

language English
duration 2 weeks
Denmark, Aarhus

Text Mining the Great Unread: Data-intensive methods and digital tools for analysis of texts in the humanities and social sciences

Books, documents, and newspapers have always been essential information resources in the humanities and social sciences. With the arrival of digital media the amount of texts avail...

Greece, Kavala

Strangely familiar: Family stories, cultural histories

How do stories of families record histories of cultures? Contemporary writers, like most of us, cannot stop telling stories of their families—and in doing so they invariably tell s...

language English
duration 107 weeks
credits 4.5 ECTS
Netherlands, Amsterdam

Reading for Real: Contextual Biblical Interpretation in Amsterdam

Millions of people read the Bible every day, in hundreds of languages and versions, and every one of them interprets it in their own way. For some, every verse is to be taken liter...

United Kingdom, Cambridge

English Literature **Ages 15-18**

The Cambridge Summer College is a two-week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Clare College,...

Estonia, Tallinn

Creative Writing in English

Creative writing embraces a wide range of genres, from fiction to non-fiction, including the novel, the short story, poetry, drama and screen-writing, and various forms of writing...

duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 300
United Kingdom, London

Literature in the City

This module will examine the relationship between urban space and narrative representation in three European cities: London, Dublin, and Berlin. Beginning with an overview of the p...

United Kingdom, London

Jane Austen’s England

This module examines Jane Austen’s life and work within the context of her time and in relation to her contemporaries. It will also explore Austen’s place within literary history,...

British Literature and The Brontës

This module will provide students with an introduction to British Literature with a particular focus on well-known authors from the region, including the Brontës. Charlotte, Emily,...

language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing programme is one of the most exciting and diverse programmes available in Britain. The four-week course offers developing writers a supportive environment in w...

language English
duration 4 weeks
United Kingdom, Edinburgh

British Literature: 1900 to the Present

The Text and Context programme provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary courses that examine literature from Britain and Ireland in the context of the key societal and cultural de...

language English
duration 6 weeks
fee GBP 951
United Kingdom, London

Literary London

This class is based on a selection of some of the many Augustan, Romantic, Gothic Victorian, Modern and Postcolonial texts set in London. Although the main focus will be on literar...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
United Kingdom, London

Jane Austen: From the Page to the Screen

Jane Austen is one of the most important writers in the history of the novel and she remains extremely popular. This module examines her complex legacy through consideration of her...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
United Kingdom, London

Literary London

This module offers a literary journey through the streets of London, beginning in the 18th century with Jonathan Swift and John Gay, and ending in contemporary London, with Zadie S...

United Kingdom, London

Media, Gender & Culture

This module is intended to give you the opportunity, as an undergraduate student of Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences, to undertake specialist learning in media, gender and co...

United Kingdom, London

Wonderland: 100 Years of Children’s Literature

This module is intended to give you the opportunity, as an undergraduate student studying English Literature and/or History, to explore 100 years of children’s literature, starting...

United Kingdom, London

Shakespeare: Themes and Presentations

This module provides a detailed examination of a range of the dramatic works of William Shakespeare and of other poetry and drama of the English Renaissance. It will consider the...

language English
duration 108 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
United Kingdom, London

Jack the Ripper’s London: Myth, Reality, and the London Victorian Metropolis

The Ripper murders; social history of the East End; London in the late Victorian era; the representation of the killings in the media, in film and literature; the historiography of...

language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Edinburgh: City of Literature

Edinburgh has an hugely rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celeb...

United Kingdom, Edinburgh

The Power of Myth: The Hero's Journey in the Transformation of Self & the World

The purpose of this course is to explore the power of myth in the hero's journey, the patterns and themes it encompasses and how these themes are embedded in the human experience o...

Courses 2016

Greece, Athens- Thessaloniki- Chania

Compact Greek

* 40 hours of teaching * Free welcome and farewell material * Free Internet Access use of the Library * Free educational material (books) * Free seminars for the Greek musi...

language Greek
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 710
Finland, Tampere

Understanding Russia Through Various Discourses

Exploration of the connection between the life of a society and the lexicon of the language spoken by it. The discourse of power will not only be interpreted as the language of pol...

language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 450
Finland, Tampere

Narrating the City: From Helsinki to New York

Introduction to the field of urban literary studies in the form of novels and short stories from Anglo-American and Nordic literature.

language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 450
Czech Republic, Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague)

Literature: In the beginning was the word (Under 18s)

**Under 18s** Delve into language, verse and deeply subversive thinking with an ambitious course of literary study. At every turn we will ask troubling questions and rack our br...

language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230
United Kingdom, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Shakespeare Summer Programme

The Shakespeare Summer Programme offers a rich collection of courses, lectures, and special events. You can discuss the power, beauty, and meaning of Shakespeare plays with leading...

United Kingdom, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Creative Writing Summer Programme

The Creative Writing Programme builds on a rich literary tradition at Cambridge: it is designed for participants who wish to develop their existing writing skills. Elements will fo...

Germany, Berlin

Key works of German Literature from the classics to today

This course offers an overview of the history of German literature from the 18th to the 21st century. By recognising that the mental state of an era reflects itself in the literatu...

language German
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 900
United Kingdom, Brighton

Love, Sex and Death: English Renaissance Tragedy

The Elizabethan and Jacobean periods in English history were periods of enormous religious and social upheaval. Written against this background of social unrest, the ‘Renaissance T...

duration 4 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
Italy, Venice

The Merchant of Venice and Beyond: Representations of Capitalism in History and Literature

Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" is regarded as one of the seminal literary documents connected to the development of venture capitalism in the early modern era. The associat...

language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 650
Netherlands, Maastricht

Going Dutch: Literary reflections of the Low Countries in the 19th and 20th Century

With its great treasure of visual arts and architecture, it is often overlooked that the Netherlands and Belgium also have a rich heritage and thriving presence in literary fields...

duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 900
France, Paris

Modernité et Postmodernité

What do these concepts in the fields of literature, philosophy, visual arts and politics mean? How the French became "modern"? - Le roman français au XXe siècle, de la modernité...

language French
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 400
United Kingdom, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Literature Summer Programme

The Literature Summer Programme, gives its participants an experience of 'Cambridge English', with its emphasis on small group teaching, close attention to the words on the page, a...

duration 4 weeks
United Kingdom, Exeter

Tolkien on Page and Screen

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His fiction has in the past 15 years inspired six blockbuster movies, as well as several independent...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
United Kingdom, Exeter

Rethinking Shakespeare: Beyond the Bard

This module aims to explore the processes by which Shakespeare’s plays came into existence, how they achieved their unique status in English literature and culture, and how the ima...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
United Kingdom, Exeter

Victorian Evolutions and Revolutions: Literature and Visual Culture

This module explores a wide range of visual and literary texts, from gothic novels to Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which provide a sense of the extraordinary historical richness of th...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
France, Paris

Creative Nonfiction: Crafting Personal Narrative

This workshop gives students the opportunity to explore through reading, research, and writing assignments an array of creative nonfiction forms, including memoir, travel writing,...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
France, Paris

Creative Writing: A Cross-Genre Workshop

The workshop format includes guided peer critique of sketches, poems, and full-length works presented in class and discussion and analysis of literary models. In Fall, students con...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
France, Paris

Writing Fiction

Whether a story is an imaginative transformation of life experience or an invention, the writing must be well crafted and convincing, driven not only by plot and theme but also thr...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
France, Paris

Les classiques de la littérature française

This lecture series will offer a journey through the major French literature to discover or rediscover emblematic texts on a common culture. In particular the works which existed s...

language French
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400
United Kingdom, Brighton

Popular Literature in English: Children's Literature

From studying work by Dickens, Kingsley and Carroll, to that of Dahl, Rowling and Pullman, you will find that societal anxieties about children have always been pivotal. In this...

duration 4 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
Italy, Bologna

Beginners Ancient Greek

The Department of Classics and Italian studies (http://www.ficlit.unibo.it) of Bologna University offers an intensive three week Greek and Latin SummerSchool. The school offers...

language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 950
France, Paris

Paris through its Literature

Considers the uses and effects of overviews, street-level accounts, and underground approaches to describing the city and its inhabitants. Includes visits to the sewers and museums...

language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
France, Paris

College Writing

Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Soc...

language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
France, Paris

Writing & Criticism

Introduces the analysis of literary texts and gives training in the writing of critical essays and research papers. Recent topics include: Utopia and Anti-Utopia, City as Metaphor,...

language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
Germany, Berlin

Times and places - German culture and history in the mirror of literature, film and art

The focus of historical events in Germany is without doubt in Berlin. In this seminar, we will examine which changes the city went through as a cultural metropolis from the end of...

language German
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
Germany, Berlin

Borders & Crossings: German Literature and Culture from Romanticism to the Present

This course highlights the chief aesthetic and intellectual accomplishments of momentous periods in German cultural history from the 19th-21st centuries. Our focus will be on all s...

duration 6 weeks
credits 6 ECTS

Courses 2015

Greece, Rhodes

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to create stories. It allows students to jointly create and share their stories and experiences outside the tradi...

duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 250
United Kingdom, Oxford

English Literature Academy **Ages 15-18**

The English Literature Academy gives you the opportunity to study the some of the world’s most famous playwrights, novelists and poets. You'll take an in-depth look at William Shak...

Courses 2014

Spain, Barcelona

Cultura y Literatura de los Siglos de Oro

El curso se estructura en tres partes y una introducción metodológica. En la introducción se justificará la selección de textos y se proporcionará al alumnos los conceptos y los in...

duration 6 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
Spain, Barcelona

La Edad de Plata: Intelectuales y Artistas en las Vanguardias Españolas de Entreguerras

El curso estudia la historia cultural, artística e intelectual de la España de entreguerras, el periodo que se ha dado en llamar "La Edad de Plata". Además de detenerse en el papel...

Lithuania, Klaipeda

Faith Themes in Literature

This course is a thematic study of short fiction, drama, novel, and poetry. Using biblical texts and theological themes as foundational material, students will engage in critical a...

duration 5 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 274

Courses 2013

Denmark, Aarhus

The Medieval Saga Between History and Fiction

Nowhere is the Viking Age more vividly described as in the Medieval sagas. Why was the past so important to medieval authors? What was meant to represent reality in medieval sagas...

duration 3 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Courses 2012

Netherlands, Almere

Creative Writing

“Literature is a country”, says Clark Blaise, the Canadian writer and former Director of the famous International Writing Program in Iowa. Literature is international meeting-place...

Courses 2011

Denmark, Aarhus

Evolution, Literature and Film

This course introduces students to the history and theory of evolutionary thinking in the humanities. The evolutionary human sciences are entering a mature phase, but have until re...

duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Courses 2010

Ireland, Dublin

Writing Without Borders

Writing Without Borders, the inaugural Creative Writing Summer School at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, takes place at the Global Irish Institute, University Col...

Germany, Munich

Literature: Fiction and Reality

This summer school focuses on how new kinds of fiction create new models of perception. The participants of the program contribute essays in advance that will be discussed in detai...

duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
Norway, Oslo

Norwegian Literature

The course provides a comprehensive survey of the development of Norwegian literature from its Old Norse origins to the present day,beginning with poetry and sagas from Old Norse l...

duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS