|Course:||The Novels of Wilkie Collins|
|Start Date:||17th July 2018|
|End Date:||19th July 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£336.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£230.00 What's included?|
Wilkie Collins was a contemporary of Dickens and a hugely successful and prolific novelist. Most famous for ‘The Woman in White’ and ‘The Moonstone’ there are, however, many more novels by Collins that are worthy of study. This course will explore a variety of novels by this intriguing and innovative novelist.
Dr Greta Depledge has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD (Female maladies, medical practice and literary culture 1860-1900), awarded by Birkbeck College, University of London.
Greta has many years experience in teaching, tutoring and lecturing roles in a wide range of HE and FE establishments. She delivers meticulously prepared courses with enthusiasm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and cheerful whilst intellectually challenging. She presents her research at public lectures and an academic conferences.
Greta has worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, as an Associate Tutor for the Open University, as a Visiting Tutor for the Centre for Continuing Education at Reading University and at the Faculty for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck College, University of London and as a Tutor for the WEA.
I came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back.