Subject

22

Date & time

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
10:00 - 15:00

Venue

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Book a place

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students of the AQA A specification

This inspirational study day will provide comprehensive support for all students tackling the AQA A A-level option ‘Love Through the Ages’.  Outstanding speakers will enthuse, inform and entertain with a diverse range of talks on poetry, prose and drama. This programme will give students the vital information, insights and confidence to achieve maximum examination success.

Programme & speakers

Wendy Cope Wendy Cope OBE, Poet

Wendy Cope will read from and discuss her work.  This humorous and insightful session will help students explore and understand the meaning behind the words they read. She will invite questions from the audience.

Wendy Cope OBE

About Wendy Cope OBE

Wendy Cope is a contemporary poet whose work is best known for its humour and parody, often off-set with self-reflection. She has a keen eye for the everyday, mundane aspects of English life.

Love in Shakespeare Nick Hutchison, Actor, Director and Lecturer

In a highly entertaining session Nick Hutchison will explore how Shakespeare presents and stages ideas about love and romance across tragedy and comedy using examples from OthelloThe Taming of the ShrewMeasure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale.  There will be an opportunity for questions.

Nick Hutchison

About Nick Hutchison

Nick Hutchison is an actor, director and lecturer who has directed Shakespeare’s plays across the globe. He lectures for Shakespeare’s Globe and at universities worldwide and on Jacobean Theatre for LAMDA and RADA.

Reading Narratives of Love Over Time Simon Avery, University of Westminster

Simon Avery will consider a range of nineteenth and twentieth-century literary texts in order to consider the complex idea of love in the novel and how love is shaped by various social, political and historical factors.  In particular, he will draw on examples from Persuasion, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Awakening and A Room With a View. The session will highlight a range of issues about love which students can apply to their own course texts and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Simon Avery

About Simon Avery

Dr Simon Avery is Reader in Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Westminster, where he teaches courses on fiction and poetry from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Changing Shapes of Love Poetry Carol Leach, Examiner, Teacher and Textbook Author

Carol Ann Duffy has famously described the sonnet form as the ‘little black dress of poetry’ and the ‘perfect form for the love poem’ because a sonnet reads classy, whatever the occasion. This session will start with how the sonnet is perfect for expressions of love and then consider how other poetic forms have declared love through the ages, from Elizabethans to Romantics to twentieth-century Confessionals, using examples from Shakespeare, Wyatt, Blake, Burns and Sexton.

Carol Leach

About Carol Leach

Carol Leach is an A-level and GCSE examiner and teacher. She was Principal Examiner for AQA and OCR for 15 years and is an Ofqual specification reviewer for GCSE and A-Level English.