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. Please note: 

  • Our in-person courses will follow the latest Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh guidance on health and hygiene in teaching spaces. More details will be made available prior to the start of a course.  
  • Our online courses will continue to offer a learning experience for those unable to attend in-person classes. For more information about learning online with us, please see our Learning Remotely FAQs

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.


In-person courses


A Mirage Splayed by Light: Latin American Short Stories


Banned Books: Novels which have Courted Controversy


Fiction from Five Continents


Vampire Fiction


Reading Round

Wednesday, 19 April (11:11-13:00) 5 weeks (Course fee: £77/Click here for help with fees and discounts)


Modernist Fiction (Non-credit)


Literature of Slavery and the American Civil War

Tuesday 2, 9 and 16 May (14:10-16:00) 3 weeks (Course fee: £46/Click here for help with fees and discounts)

Online courses


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:

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