Literature Class

Questors Academy Literature Course Spring 2024

The Sublime: The Literature of Astonishment

Come and explore the literature of astonishment, awe, fear and wonder. We shall be
reading and discussing moments of elevated grandeur in poetry, prose, and drama, asking
whether ‘the sublime’ is a state of mind, a physical force, or a mode of expression. Could it be when we sense mysteries that lie beyond known experience?
The course centres around the wild exhilarating landscapes of Byron and Shelley, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the prose of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, and passages from Milton and Shakespeare.
We shall be considering how the sublime has been discussed by key thinkers, expressed in Romantic Art, and questioning whether it is possible to produce sublime art in the modern age.

Enrolment Details
Courses are open to all. New participants are welcome. Classes run on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00. The course runs for 10 weeks in total.Term will start on the 16/17 January (break for half term 12-16 February, resumes 20/21 February) to the 26/27 March.
The café will be open for interval refreshments and light lunches. For more information about dates, fees and any other queries, please email:

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