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|Course:||The Yellow Wallpaper|
|Start Date:||11th July 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story from 1892 is a powerful exploration of the position of women at the end of the nineteenth century. Seen by many as a condemnation of a patriarchal society and of a male dominated medical profession this story remains relevant. This course will explore the powerful language and imagery in this story and its contemporary social and medical context.
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.
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