Last week I was at the Continuing Education open day at Liverpool University where I’ve been planning and organising the English courses for quite a few years. This is an annual promotional event where students can sign up for a whole range of interesting courses, though most sign up over the phone or by post.
The programme this year is extremely varied, with courses on single authors such as Elizabeth Gaskell and Virginia Woolf, historical periods in ‘The Turn of the Century: Novels 1890-1910’ and specific topics such as ghost stories. A course on ‘Shakespeare’s Kings’ ties in with the Pete Postlethwaite King Lear at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, while ‘Quick Fix Lit’ offers ‘Literature for the Harrassed and Hurried’. The courses come in five, ten, and twenty-week formats, and there are also day-courses offered in the ‘English Literature Saturdays’ series. The full list of English courses is here.