We offer the following courses as part of our summer programme of study:
Text and Context: 8 July – 17 August 2024
- Modernism: 8 – 20 July 2024
- Contemporary Literature: 22 July – 3 August 2024
- Scottish Literature: 5 – 17 August 2024
Creative Writing: 8 July – 3 August 2024
Theatre & Performance: 5 – 17 August 2024
During six weeks of the summer, SUISS offers three programmes of study: Text and Context: Literature from 1900 to the Present, Creative Writing, and Contemporary British and Irish Theatre and Performance. Students may choose to attend a continuous programme of study or to attend a combination of courses.
The Text and Context course provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary study in Modernism, Contemporary Literature, and Scottish Literature, which examines literature from Britain and Ireland in the context of key social and cultural developments during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The dynamic and diverse characteristics of more than a hundred years of English, Irish, and Scottish texts are studied in conjunction with recent developments in literary theory. Students can attend the full six-week course, or can choose to study on just one or more individual two-week modules (Modernism, Contemporary Literature, and/or Scottish Literature).
The Creative Writing course is one of the most exciting and diverse programmes available in Britain. The four-week course offers developing writers a supportive environment in which to further their writing skills in fiction, poetry, and drama. Students have a unique opportunity to develop their own critical analysis by attending Modernism and Scottish Literature lectures, as well as author-led masterclasses.
The Theatre and Performance course offers a unique programme in the theory and practice of drama in Britain and Ireland today. This two-week course provides a challenging, dynamic and diverse introduction to contemporary theatre with a global impact. Students benefit from workshops offered by the Playwright’s Studio Scotland – Scotland’s only dedicated, independent development organisation for playwrights. The course takes place during the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, giving students the opportunity to attend exciting new productions alongside their study.