This course will take place online.
This course is a historic tour of queer London through literature. The course will focus on authors who were inspired by the capital and used it in their storytelling. From Wilde’s London to Alan Hollinghurst’s London, to the queer theatre that has been the lifeblood of London’s literary set. We will discuss what it meant to tell queer stories about London through history, and what queer London literature looks like today.
Explore the different collections we hold on LGBTQ+ history through our Archives.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in queer literature and culture. No prior knowledge is required.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You will need a computer or other device to connect with Zoom and a notebook/paper and pen/pencil, or digital equivalent.
Image: Bloolips Archive
You will learn
- The historic London-based stories, from Wilde to Isherwood
- About the cultural context of the writers telling London’s queer stories – a literary guide to queer literary locations
- A reading list of London-centric queer stories
- A look at queer theatre, performance, and storytelling in London.
Meet the Tutor
Dr Emily Garside
Emily Garside is an academic and writer. She is a graduate of RADA, Kings College London, and University of Nottingham. She wrote her PhD on Theatrical responses to the AIDS crisis. She is also a musical theatre specialist and creative writing tutor. Currently, she is writing a book on Angels in America as well as working on several creative projects as a playwright.
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- 11:00 - 15:00
- £32/£24 conc.
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