Our short courses

Goldsmiths offers short courses for those interested in finding out more about certain topics or subjects, but without needing to enrol in a formal degree programme.

The first two short courses offered in collaboration with the CCL are on contemporary retellings of Greek myths, focusing on Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

Our understanding of classical literature has been enriched by modern authors who undertake creative interpretations and retellings of epics. In these courses, you will read and discuss the Iliad and the Odyssey and discover the poems’ reception in the work of contemporary writers who have turned to the classics for inspiration.

Both courses are taught by Dr Isobel Hurst, specialist on the reception of Greek and Latin literature in English and coordinator of the event series Sing in me, Muse: The Classical, the Critical, and the Creative.

Read more and book:

Contemporary Retellings of Greek Myths: Homer’s Iliad

Contemporary Retellings of Greek Myths: Homer’s Odyssey


You may also be interested in:

Introduction to Shakespeare: Exploring the language and meaning of Hamlet.


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