30 July 2021
British Literature and The Brontësonline course
During the 1840s and 50s the Brontë sisters wrote some of the most original and challenging fiction of the Victorian period. Their work is still popular and still inspires criticism, fiction, popular culture, and film adaptations. This module provides an introduction to British literature with a focus on well-known authors, including the Brontës. The module also includes British authors such as Elizabeth Gaskell, Oscar Wilde and the Pre-Raphaelite poets. You'll read a range of texts by these authors and explore these writings in class. You'll take part in group discussions and a workshop on writing a critical commentary. You must read the novel 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë and the play 'The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde before the start of the summer school. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë lived at Haworth Parsonage, only a few miles from Leeds.
Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (5 - 30 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.
Students will gain knowledge of a range of British writers. They will have participated in presentations and discussions that will foster analytical, interpretative and creative responses. Students will have developed skills in close reading and research.
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.
GBP 975: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.
Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.