Animals in Literature (LIT 05)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 12:20 - 13:20
    Fortnightly
  • Length of course: 3 terms. Autumn (5 Weeks), Spring (5 Weeks), Summer (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 10
  • Start date: 06 October 2020
  • Description:

    Why do people write about animals? Books to read will be decided by the group. Allegories, satires, morality tales, children's literature, books which examine what it is that binds us to other animals, fantasy, nature writing, biography. For example: Flush, Virginia Woolf; Watership Down, Richard Adams; The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman; The Dog Crusoe, R.M.Ballantyne; The Birds, Aristophanes; The Goshawk, T.H White; Black Beauty, Anna Sewell; Animal Farm, George Orwell; Corvus: A Life with Birds, Esther Woolfson; The Wind in the Willows , Kenneth Graham; Moby Dick, Herman Melville. Or none of these.

  • Format: Discussion

  • Leader: Gillian Lang
  • My research has included the study of natural behaviour in animals, and there is some wonderful and varied literature featuring them.

  • Leader: Gillian Lang
  • My research has included the study of natural behaviour in animals, and there is some wonderful and varied literature featuring them.


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