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Students will learn about ways in which theatre-makers work, and consider how audiences and academics watch theatre internationally. They will work in small groups to analyse and identify important factors in researching international theatre. Examples include Shakespeare in India and theatre for development in Kenya. This workshop will show students how broad English (with Theatre…
Looking at examples from Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, the workshop will explore this genre of mid-20th century theatre. The students will watch short videos, act out dialogue from the plays in pairs and then brainstorm ideas for theatre in this style that is relevant to 2019 society. For more information please email artsoutreach@leeds.ac.uk….
Why do we love to read stories about detectives? This session will explore two very different short stories by writers of detective fiction – Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple Tells a Story” – to examine the rules of detective fiction and the detective’s role in contemporary…
This interactive session will engage students with two key questions: why are writers compelled to write about violence? And how can they represent violence in an ethical and truthful way? We’ll look at selected poems by Northern Irish poets Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson to examine representations of the Troubles. For more information please email…
In this workshop, students will engage with texts written about the Holocaust, both in biographical accounts by witnesses, and fictional accounts by writers after the Second World War. The workshop will be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on both students’ experiences learning about WWII and the Holocaust in History classes, and learning about fictional writing in…
Lots of people think that comics aren’t ‘real’ literature. They say that comics are for kids, and that they aren’t ‘hard’ to read. But reading comics is a complicated business, and comics can teach us a lot about how and why we read. In this session, we’ll compare and contrast sections of two famous superhero…
This workshop aims to compliment students’ studying of poetry through thinking about poetic forms in both the GCSE and A-Level curriculum. Students will gain a practical understanding of how poetic form functions, by reading and investigating late 20th and early 21st century experimental sonnets. Students will end the session by writing their own experimental sonnet,…
This workshop will engage students with the work of African-American and post-colonial female writers – Alice Walker, Chimamanda Adichie and Zadie Smith. Through reading passages by these writers (fiction and non-fiction), it will look at how race and gender identities relate to each other, introducing the idea of intersectionality. It asks the pupils to consider…
The ‘Leeds Loves’ Project offers free talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All sessions are interactive and…
Do you want to know more about studying English at university? During our Experience English at Leeds event, you can discover life as an English undergraduate student! As well as having the opportunity to attend a lecture, seminars and a careers workshop, during the day you will also meet current English students, find out more…