Course Code: 4TH05A20
Start Date: 24/09/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Best known as a novelist, Thomas Hardy was an accomplished and fascinating poet; indeed, after the hostile reaction to ‘Jude the Obscure’ he turned exclusively to poetry. In this course we will explore the poetry and examine the way in which his writing reflects his surroundings and his personal life – his poems written after the sudden death of his wife are particularly revealing. Each session will be based on a theme/topic, such as landscape, personal spaces, and personal relationships.