English through the Arts
The aim of this short course is to provide engaging and stimulating topics and activities for speaking. reading and listening at C2 level.
Each session is based around an art form. Through a combination of articles, documentaries, essays, films, journalism and literary texts we will explore and discuss issues and ideas relating tp the weekly topic.
Iconic photos / poetry and prose insìred by photography/ Barthe’s Lucida essays/ Social and political photography / Photographers choose their best shots
Music and poetry / Fiction based on the lives of composers / Popular music vs high culture / The psychology of music / Films about music
The traditions of ekphrasis over the ages – literature about art / Reading the picture / Films and novels inspired by the lives of painters.
Dance and culture / Dance and politics / Films and books inspired by dance / Poems about dance