Text and Context: 11 July-20 August 2016
- Modernism: 11-23 July 2016
- Scottish Literature: 25 July-6 August 2016
- Contemporary Literature: 8-20 August 2016
Creative Writing: 11 July-6 August 2016
Theatre and Performance: 8-20 August 2016
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, Scottish Literature, and Contemporary 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, Scottish Literature, and/or Contemporary 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.
The SUISS 2016 programme of events will be available on our website as it is confirmed. In the meantime, view our provisional programme in Modernism, Scottish Literature, Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing and Theatre & Performance.