University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Bad Writing and the Study of English' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

Why do we read English Literature? Why do we need a whole academic discipline devoted
to it? What is the point of studying writing and criticism at university? These questions are
getting bigger all the time. Disguised as questions about value and funding higher education, you have seen them over and over in newspapers and online. In this session, we’ll take a look at some texts which make answering them especially challenging: bad texts. We’ll read shockingly awful poetry and prose and then strive together to find the profit in it. You will cringe, wince, and, I hope, enjoy yourself.

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015
Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: English Literature
Year group: 9/10

*Please note that all participants in the University of Birmingham Masterclass programme, must be attending a state funded school or college. For full terms and conditions please refer to the masterclass brochure, which can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1



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