Sensation Fiction


Residential course

Greta Depledge

16 June 2023 to 18 June 2023

From £265 Non-residential fee

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This course will study three works of sensation fiction.  Sensation fiction took the literary world by storm generating pleasure and disquiet in equal measure.

The course will consider Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s SecretArmadale by Wilkie Collins and East Lynne by Mrs Henry Wood.  These writers were three of the most well-known writers of sensation fiction and produced novels that are enormous fun to read but which also make astute commentary on their contemporaneous culture and society.

Ideal for anyone with an interest in nineteenth-century literature and literature more widely, also the position of women in the nineteenth century.

Residential Fees From: £395.   Non Residential: £265

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

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 and has written a number of journal articles, chapters for academic collections and edited essays collections. .

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.

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