Literature & Emotions Tea-Time Talks

8 March 2015


This series of talks focuses on the theme of Literature and Emotions. We will examine the emotions that are represented in and elicited by literary texts – such as sympathy, grief, happiness and envy – and the role that literature has played in reflecting and shaping emotional experience in specific historical periods. The talks will centre on popular authors – includingWilliam Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, W. H. Auden, Iris Murdoch and Zadie Smith. They will discuss the emotional power and value of literature, as well as providing an accessible introduction to a new and exciting field of literary studies.

Sessions are open to everyone, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, a student from a local school or college, a member of the general public, a Hull alumni or a member of staff – you are all very welcome! No prior experience is necessary, just an enquiring mind and a little enthusiasm for the subject.

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