Selected Novels of Edith Wharton
This course will explore a number of novels written by the American novelist, playwright and short story writer Edith Wharton. The first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921, Wharton drew on her own knowledge of the New York upper classes in her writing.
Tutor: Dr Greta Depledge
Dinner Friday 3 – Lunch Sunday 5 April
Fees (£): 395 338 338 226
Dr Greta Depledge has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD (Female maladies, medical practice and literary culture 1860-1900), awarded by Birkbeck College, University of London.
Greta has many years’ experience in teaching, tutoring and lecturing roles in a wide range of HE and FE establishments. She delivers meticulously prepared courses with enthusiasm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and cheerful whilst intellectually challenging. She presents her research at public lectures and at academic conferences.
Greta has worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, as an Associate Tutor for the Open University, as a Visiting Tutor for the Centre for Continuing Education at Reading University and at the Faculty for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck College, University of London and as a Tutor for the WEA.
Publications associated with Dr Greta Depledge
Medicine and Literature of the Macabre: Vampires, Villains and Vivisectionists 1860-1900. Completed manuscript out for peer review.
Second Book Project – in progress.
The Female Body in Medicine and Literature – edited collection with Andrew Mangham. Liverpool University Press, February 2011.
The Dead Man’s Message, Florence Marryat, ed.by Greta Depledge. Victorian Secrets Publishing, September 2009.
Her Father’s Name, Florence Marryat, ed.by Greta Depledge. Victorian Secrets Publishing, October 2009.
The Blood of the Vampire, Florence Marryat, ed.by Greta Depledge. Victorian Secrets Publishing, July 2010.
Further publications and details of conference presentations and public lectures can be found at www.drgretadepledge.weebly.com