University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. at University of Birmingham

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English Masterclass - Bad Writing and the Study of English

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Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

Date:
9 November –Year 12/13
23 November – Year 9/10
Time 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area English Literature

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 (hopefully!) enjoy yourself.

To find out more about our masterclass programme as well as submit a booking request, please visit our website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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