World Literature: Global Voices

Tess Maginess BA, MA, PhD, PFHEA + panel of experts

Autumn 2023

20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm, starting 27 September

In this 20-week course, a panel of experts will join Tess Maginess to celebrate and discuss the poems, plays and stories from across the world and from across history. There will be a lively mix of classic texts and more contemporary literature.

27 September - Priscilla Morris, Black Butterflies - Tutor, Priscilla Morris

4 October - Petronius, 'Dinner with Trimalchio' from Satyricon - Tutor, Geraldine O’Neill

11 October - Franz Kafka, The Castle - Tutor, Alison MacKenzie

18 October - The Hewitt Public Lecture - Tutor, Lata Sharma

25 October - F Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night - Tutor, Martin Tyrrell

1 November - James Agee and Walker Evans, ‘Let us Now Praise Famous Men’ - Tutor, Linda McKeown

8 November - Henry Fielding, A History of Tom Jones - Tutor, Tess Maginess

15 November - Lord Byron, 'The Giaour' (Text will be supplied) - Tutor, Moyra Haslett

22 November - Seamus Heaney, Human Chain - Tutor, Eamonn Hughes

29 November - Saki (H H Munro), ‘Reginald on Christmas Presents’ - Tutor, Tess Maginess

17 January - Audrey Magee, The Colony - Tutor, Cathal McManus

24 January - J L Carr, A Month in the Country - Tutor, Tess Maginess

31 January - Orwell and Ireland - Tutor, Martin Tyrrell

7 February - Min Jin Lee Pachinko - Tutor, Louise McIvor

14 February - Penelope Lively, Passing On - Tutor, Tess Maginess

21 February - Andrei Bely, Petersburg - Tutor, Eamon Hughes

28 February - Keats, ‘Endymion’ - Tutor, Tess Maginess

6 March - James Welch, Fools Crow - Tutor, Linda McKeown

13 March - Thomas Hardy, ‘Weathers’ - Tutor, Tess Maginess

20 March - Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie - Tutor, Seamus McKee

Dates and speakers updated 5/9/2023.

Fee £129.00 (concession rate £84.00)

15 CATS Points (Level 1)

This class will take place on QUB campus

Concession: The concession rate is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, part or full-time Queen’s students or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card:


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