Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy (FutureLearn)

Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy (FutureLearn)
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Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy (FutureLearn)
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course. Celebrate Robert Burns with this free online course. This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns.

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You’ll examine poems, songs, manuscripts, and objects used to commemorate the poet. You’ll also develop your understanding of Robert Burns’s posthumous reputation - from Burns Suppers and Burns Night through to Hogmanay.


What topics will you cover?

- The cultural reputation of Robert Burns as patriot, lover, and man of the people

- Robert Burns as poet and songwriter

- Major works such as ‘Scots Wha Hae’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘A Man’s a Man’, ‘The Vision’, and ‘Auld Lang Syne’

- The commemoration of Burns in material culture

- The international celebrity and legacy of Burns


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explore the poems, songs and legacy of Robert Burns

- Discuss the reputation of Burns as a national and international poet

- Collaborate with other learners in researching and mapping examples of Burns's global reach

- Develop an understanding of Burns's place in Scottish literary tradition

- Engage with diverse media related to the study of Burns, including poems, song recordings, videos, images, maps, and manuscripts



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59.00 EUR
No previous experience or qualifications are required for this course - just an interest in Robert Burns, Scottish history and culture, or poetry and song in general.

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