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'My Subject is Bond, James Bond'

James BondIt might shake, if not stir, the academic world a little.

Cardiff University is offering a chance to study James Bond, the British spy whose career in both books and film has spanned more than 50 years.

The 10-week course, James Bond in Context, will include a look at Ian Fleming's creation in terms of his historical and social significance.

For the first two weeks of the course, Dr Dix intends to look at the literary context of the Bond novels between 1953 and 1954.

He will also include other works published around the same time, including Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien and Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.

Dr Dix's course will start in January at the university's centre for lifelong learning.

Source: BBC
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