1 August 2020
British Literature and The Brontës
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 will read a range of texts by these authors and explore these writings in class. You will 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. You will visit the stunning Yorkshire village that was their home during the module.
Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (4 July - 1 August 2020). 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, discussions and field trips 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 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.
Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.