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William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place (FutureLearn)

Mar 21st 2022
William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place (FutureLearn)
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Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere. Explore the great poetry of William Wordsworth and his writing process. This free online course will explore the great poetry of William Wordsworth, with an emphasis on his [...]

Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas: An Introduction (FutureLearn)

Jan 24th 2022
Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas: An Introduction (FutureLearn)
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Explore the humane realism of Samuel Johnson in a deep dive into his only novel with Theodore Dalrymple as your guide. Explore the humane realism of Samuel Johnson in a deep dive into his only novel. Learn from Theodore Dalrymple. Theodore Dalrymple, the pseudonym of Anthony Daniels, is an [...]

AP® English Literature & Composition - Part 3: Plays (edX)

Enhance your reading and writing skills as you interpret and learn about plays in preparation for the AP® English Literature & Composition exam. This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. This course will focus on great pieces of drama and [...]

AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 2: Poems (edX)

Learn how to read and interpret poetry and enhance your reading and writing skills in preparation for the AP® English Literature & Composition exam. This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and [...]

AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories (edX)

Enhance your ability to read and write about great literature in preparation for the AP® English Literature & Composition exam. This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a [...]

What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis (FutureLearn)

Understand the basics of poetry analysis and learn key skills for studying English literature by exploring a variety of texts. Explore, understand and critique poetry. What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make [...]

Much Ado about Nothing: in Performance (FutureLearn)

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Much Ado about Nothing: in Performance (FutureLearn)
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Explore how Much Ado about Nothing is performed and interpreted, from original stagings to the modern day, with this free course.

Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, Performance, and Culture (FutureLearn)

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Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, Performance, and Culture (FutureLearn)
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Explore the most famous play ever written - its origins, texts and history - with experts from the Shakespeare Institute.