Short Courses

Literature and Theatre

Literature and Theatre Short Courses.

Literature and theatre courses

We will be offering some in-person courses, as well as a selection of online courses too.

Courses marked as (Credit) are open to everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.


Term 3 (April to June 2024)

In-person courses


Reading Round


Banned Books: Novels which have Courted Controversy


Italian Journeys: A Grand Tour in Fiction


Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book


The Monthly Read

Term 3 theme: New York. You will study:

  • April: Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 
  • May: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin 
  • June: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe 


Cinema and Modern Fiction


Online courses


The Contemporary American Novel (Online)


The Modern Scottish Short Story (Online)


Gender and Sexuality in Literature (Online)


Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact Course Organiser, Douglas Dougan by email:

For all general enquiries, please contact us by email