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Sarah Grand’s ‘New Woman’

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Course: Sarah Grand’s ‘New Woman’
Tutor: Greta Depledge
Start Date: 12th April 2019
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 14th April 2019
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £328.00
Non Res Fee: £220.00 What's included?

The ‘New Woman’ was a late nineteenth century phenomenon which meant different things to different people. Sarah Grand was a ‘new woman’ writer and this weekend course will explore extracts from two of her novels – The Heavenly Twins’ and ‘The Beth Book’ through which Grand considers the position of women at the end of the nineteenth century. 

Tutor Information

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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