Explore English

Explore English

Explore Day

Date and time
15 Nov 2017 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
13 Dec 2017 (10:30am - 4:00pm)

Birmingham City University


This event is free to attend for students currently in Year 11 or 12 

Booking Information

Bookings can be made for either school/college groups or individuals

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Offering two unique opportunities to discover contemporary literature studies, our Explore English days are designed to introduce the academic tools used by today's leading writers. 

15 November 2017 - Harry Potter

Offering a unique opportunity to focus on J K Rowling's work in a university setting, we aim to demonstrate how literary study at degree level includes a range of different approaches. Interactive group activities and sessions explore critical analysis and the relationship between literature and other art forms/media.

13 December 2017 - Game of Thrones

The Game of Thrones novels and TV series provide excellent opportunities for introducing students to questions of genre, mode and adaptation. The morning session will concentrate on Epic, Saga and Fantasy through the exploration of literary examples and comparisons with R R Martin's texts. In the afternoon, students will consider the challenges and successes of adaptation as well as the issues of canonicity that arise out of the TV series running ahead of its source material.