|“Literature is what keeps us from shrivelling into something completely superficial. And it takes us out of ourselves, too… It reminds you of standards: standards of elegance, of feeling, of seriousness, of sarcasm, or whatever. It reminds you that there is more than you, better than you.”
~ Susan Sontag
For literature lovers, HKU SPACE offers a series of short English and Literary Studies courses. The courses are open to all and will be of particular interest to part-time students who need exposure and input to English Literature either for leisure or to help their academic or professional pursuits.
Experienced tutors inculcate literature’s aesthetic value into the learners and stimulate learners’ criticism on literary works and other genres.
From classical Greek drama to contemporary theatre, the stage has always been an integral part of the human experience. The course looks at selective moments in the history of drama in which certain playwrights benefited fully from the history of the genre and yet departed so radically from that history. Exploring the content as well as the form of their dramatic works provides key insights into some of the most important societal and cultural issues of both past and present.