This season the English history and literature course encompasses the end of the English Romantic period through the Victorian Age, and examines the global reach of the British Empire, its colonies and cultural influence. We’ll explore the great explosion of English literature by writers: Jane Austen, Lord Byron, the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray, Trollope, and Kipling. Particular emphasis will be given to the Reform Bills, the Industrial Revolution, the Zulu and Crimean Wars, and the emergence of the British Raj in India. Famous figures will be highlighted, including Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Florence Nightingale and Dr. Livingston.
Juliette de Marcellus is a pianist, teacher, prize-winning music critic and lecturer who studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music in London and with professor Leonie Gombrich at Oxford. She created, with Swedish composer Ulf Bjorlin, the symphonic narrative, “The Snow Queen.” Ms. de Marcellus has written a narrative version of Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite” for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with pianist Alan Kogosowski on a DVD and television video entitled “Chopin, A Life to Remember.” For many years, Ms. de Marcellus was a music critic for the Cox newspapers and for magazines including Opera News. She counts Richard Danielpour, a leading American composer, among her former students. She brought her music class to life with her book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Carnegie Hall.”
Join Juliette for the first session of English History and Literature Class, which begins on Friday, November 6, 2015. Click here for more information on Session I.
Due to limited space reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.