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Summer School - Ineffable Beauty: Birds in Literature, 27 July - 3 August 2019, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford


Deadline:

May 01, 2019

Disciplines:

Event Date:

July 27, 2019 - August 03, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Summer School - Ineffable Beauty: Birds in Literature, 27 July - 3 August 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Overview

Birds are a background presence to all our lives and writers have utilised their characteristics to explore and comment on how we live.  Whether it is poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction, writers engage with birds to convey mundane, destructive and uplifting aspects of our lives. This course is an exploration of a variety of texts which recognise birds’ ineffable beauty. We shall pay special attention to texts which rely on each other’s presence.

Fees

Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00

Tutor

Jeremy Hughes is a novelist, poet, memoirist and reviewer.  He teaches on the Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford.

Course aims

This course aims to consider ways writers have used birds to illustrate and explore how we live. Course objectives:

  • to appreciate birds as significant elements in literature
  • to appreciate that birds have intrigued writers in different genres throughout time
  • to appreciate how birds contribute to a text’s purposes

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to understand:

  • that birds are useful literary elements
  • that birds can be used in different ways in related texts
  • that birds provide a variety of ways of exploring the way we live

And students will be expected to have gained and/or developed the following skills:

  • to distinguish between the significance of birds in different genres
  • to appreciate the different ways in which birds link related texts
  • to be able to comment on these links in detail

Application

Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.

Enrolment Online

  • Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.

  • Payment:
    • Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

  • Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
  • They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
  • Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
  • Payments:
    • Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.

Confirmation and Further Information

Enrolment Online

Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.

  • A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.

  • A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Further Information

Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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Publish Date
January 16, 2019




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