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英語文學研讀

    “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.

The course introduces some of Shakespeare’s tragedies in an attempt to crystallise unifying ideas about his thoughts on the human condition as well as analyse and debate notions like sexuality, war, fear, women, identity, the tragic hero, body, space, stage, guilt, language, and madness through Shakespeare’s literature. Tragedy works include Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear.
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Start To be advised
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,900
This course explores the idea of storytelling through reading the works of some of the short story’s most prominent writers. It deals with fundamental questions like: Why do people need to tell, read, write and listen to fictional stories? By examining the aesthetics as well as the politics of storytelling, the course aims at shedding some light on the different themes generated by narration and revealing the void that lies beneath man’s sense of identity.
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Start 17 APR 2024 (WED)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800

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.

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Start To be advised
Duration 20 hours
Fee HK$3,800
The course aims at examining the politicized nature of ethnic representations and how they affect social relations and the ethno-symbolic network. Investigating the links between media, society and culture, it falls into the following main themes: Silencing the Asiatic, the White/Black division, the Caribbean subaltern, the Arab and Muslim others, and the symbolic American other. Exploring forms, practices, and politics of representation, we will discuss the importance, as well as the futility, of representational ethnic struggles.
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Start 12 JUN 2024 (WED)
Duration 15 hours
Fee HK$2,800

 

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