[Press and Public Relations] Literature Students to be Shaken and Stirred [Certificate in Popular Literature]

September 2001

No 121

Adult students at the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre can now earn an accredited university qualification for studying classics of popular literature, stage and screen including James Bond, Dracula, Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes.

The new Certificate in Popular Literature was launched at an open evening on Monday, with weekly classes due to start on 24 September. Unlike other literature courses, it is unashamedly 'popular' in its content, and aims to give students new insights into popular culture through the study of familiar works in a serious and thought-provoking way. Course Director Steven Pegg said, “There’s absolutely nothing obscure in this course. From Shakespeare to Ian Fleming, Greek tragedy to Hollywood, what links this course together is that it’s about success stories – works that grab people’s imagination, not only books, but films, plays and musicals as well. And it’s about encouraging people to look into the nitty gritty of what makes these things work and what gives them their enduring popularity.”

Students who complete the two-year part-time course will gain a University of Leicester Certificate, laying the foundation for them to pursue further studies at degree level if they wish in subjects such as English Literature or Film Studies.

  • Enquiries and enrolments: telephone 0116 252 2455.

    For further information, please contact Steven Pegg on 0116 252 2455. [Leicester University] [*] Administration [*] Press and Public Relations

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