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Schools Programme

 

The Schools Programme provides lectures for secondary school students and their teachers who are working on a range of literary texts on the AS- and A-level English curriculum.  Lectures are free (a refundable deposit is requested to guarantee places).  

Patrick McCabe, The Butcher Boy

  • Dr Eamonn Hughes will discuss approaches to the close reading of contemporary prose fiction, as exemplified in a reading of a passage from The Butcher Boy.
  • Date: Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 1.30pm-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • Hughes - PowerPoint  

 

Heaney and Montague: selected poetry

  • Two lectures will offer close readings of the poetry of Heaney and Montague: given by
  • Dr Fran Brearton and Dr Gail McConnell.
  • Date: Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 1.30pm-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • McConnell - PowerPoint  

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • Two lectures on The Great Gatsby by Dr Philip McGowan and Dr Andrew Pepper.
  • Date: Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 1.30pm-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • McGowan - PowerPoint  

 

Tragedy: Shakespeare, King Lear and Macbeth

  • Dr Edel Lamb and Dr Adrian Streete will each give a lecture on the two plays, with particular reference to the theme ‘tragedy’.
  • Date: Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 1.30pm-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • Lamb - PowerPoint  

 

Chaucer, 'The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale', The Canterbury Tales

  • Lectures and discussion of ‘The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale’ led by Dr Stephen Kelly and Dr Malte Urban
  • Date: Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 1.30pm-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • Kelly - PowerPoint   |  Urban - PowerPoint  

 

Thomas and Frost: selected poetry

  • Dr Sinead Morrissey will offer close readings of Edward Thomas and Robert Frost.
  • Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 1.30-3.00pm
  • Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Room G024
  • Morrissey - PowerPoint  

 

Please contact Sandra McMillan at s.mcmillan@qub.ac.uk to book places.

For queries about the programme, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer, Dr Malte Urban at m.urban@qub.ac.uk.  We can only offer coverage of English language texts.