APRIL 13, 2021

Lecture / Presentation

We will have a recording of the presentation here once completed, we hope you can join the live presentation – see details below.


Dragons Can Be Beaten: Learning from the Literature of the British Isles

April 13, 2021 @ 7pm

Join our LIVE lecture via Zoom

LIVE streaming event with our WSCC British Literature Students

During this event, students in WSCC’s course “LIT 151: Topics in Literature: The British Isles” will present their thoughts on how writers from the British Isles have used their writing to slay metaphorical dragons, the sorts of personal demons or real social problems that impact all of us.

“This past semester my students have been studying the ways writers have used their imaginations to confront monsters, both internal and external,” said Professor of English and Education, Seán Henne, who is the instructor for the course. “Each student chose a particular author from Great Britain or Ireland to study more in depth, and for this presentation they will share their discoveries about how writers from across hundreds of years of British Isles history have dealt with various monstrous challenges.   In the spirit of WSCC’s humankind series, our hope is that this presentation is instructive – as citizens of the planet seek to battle free from the pandemic and other global challenges, let’s see what inspiration we can draw from literary artists.”

The students’ presentations will be followed by time for questions and discussion with the audience.