Dr Diana Hallam and Dr Michael Cade-Stewart have taught and lectured widely on English literature. They both studied literature at Oxford University and are passionate about bringing insider knowledge of classic novels, poetry and plays to a wider audience. Mad for books, they comb the literary research in search of the most thoughtful, instructive, eye-opening, entertaining, and juicy details for their lectures.
25 Sept. ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens: Miss Havisham’s secrets.
2 Oct. George Eliot’s 'Middlemarch': How (not) to live with other people.
9 Oct. Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It': Too much Cross-Dressing in the Forest?
16 Oct. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and the Dangerous Convictions of Oscar Wilde.
30 Oct. W. B. Yeats: The Poetry of Revolution.
6 Nov. John Keats: Seduction in 'The Eve of St Agnes'.
13 Nov. Wit and Wisdom: Becket’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ and Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia'.
20 Nov. Destructive Passion in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights'.