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Jul 31st 2017

From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to the more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, we discover the stories, music, and art of the American South.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Jul 31st 2017

Explorar por qué el autor de Cien años de Soledad es uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX. Gabriel García Márquez es un escritor colombiano que ganó el premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982 y ha sido reconocido como uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX. Sus obras han sido traducidas a más de 35 idiomas, han sido adaptadas para televisión y cine y han inspirado múltiples obras de arte.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Jul 31st 2017

Explore why the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the 20th century’s leading writers in this free online course. Gabriel García Márquez is a Colombian writer, who won the Literature Nobel Prize in 1982. He has been recognised as one of the world’s leading writers in the second half of the 20th century. His works have been translated into many languages, been adapted for TV and film, and inspired many subsequent works of art.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)

Jul 24th 2017

Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course. If you’ve ever welcomed in the New Year with a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” or enjoyed a whisky and haggis on 25 January, you’re likely to be one of the thousands, nay millions, of fans of Robert Burns around the world. Now you can celebrate the poems, songs, and legacy of the great Scottish poet in a new way - with this free online course from the University of Glasgow, which begins on Burns Night 2016.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Jul 24th 2017

En este curso usted podrá identificar los aportes narrativos del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez a la literatura universal a través del estudio de tres de las grandes obsesiones del autor: el poder, la historia y el amor.

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Jul 17th 2017

A través de este curso usted podrá identificar los aportes narrativos del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez a la literatura universal y logrará entender por qué Gabriel García Márquez es considerado uno de los autores más brillantes en lengua castellana.

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Jul 10th 2017

The Talmud is one of the richest and most complicated works of literature the world has ever known. Since being composed around 1500 years ago it has inspired not only religious reverence but significant intellectual engagement. In this course learners will be introduced to the unique characteristics of this text and the challenges that inhere in studying it while studying a chapter of the Talmud.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
May 22nd 2017

Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan. A book is a tool for preserving words and images. Through books, an abundance of information, including the knowledge and experiences of the people of the past, has been handed down to the present. But books are more than records of words and images.

Average: 6.5 (4 votes)
Apr 26th 2017

Letteratura latina dalle origini all'età augustea. Il corso propone una panoramica dei generi letterari tra repubblica e primo impero. La nascita e lo sviluppo della letteratura latina furono profondamente condizionati da un lato dall'influenza della cultura greca con la quale i Romani entrarono in contatto a partire dal II sec. a. C. soprattutto per la loro politica espansionistica nel Mediterraneo e poi in Oriente; dall'altro dalle pressioni esercitate dal potere politico che richiedeva al cittadino di prestare la propria attività innanzitutto a favore della res publica.

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Apr 19th 2017

Nella letteratura latina affiorano costantemente l'idea della identità romana, il rapporto con il diverso, il relazionarsi con popoli altri da sé: basti pensare a Terenzio che nasce in Africa o a Cecilio Stazio, commediografo di origine gallica solo per citarne alcuni. Il problema si accentua in età tardoantica, quel periodo che si fa partire dal III sec. d. C. e che alcuni addirittura anticipano alla fine del II.

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Apr 12th 2017

Se per l’Occidente mancano testimonianze che non siano quelle indirette di trattazioni specifiche come l’Institutio oratoria di Quintiliano, l’Oriente ha restituito una serie di testimoni diretti delle forme dell’insegnamento del latino,tra I a.C. e VI d.C.: favorita fondamentalmente dall’occupazione militare e dai bisogni dell’amministrazione per tutta la prima età imperiale, nelle province eccentriche dell’Impero, la circolazione del latino venne ulteriormente incentivata da una politica che lo identificava con la lingua dell’amministrazione (e del diritto) a partire dal III secolo. Continuo, infatti, è il contatto dei latinofoni con allofoni che, spesso, si misero alla prova con l’apprendimento della lingua di Roma.

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Mar 20th 2017

Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in. William Shakespeare is one of the most famous authors of all time. 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of his birth. His words have inspired and moved people from around the globe for centuries.

Average: 8.2 (5 votes)
Mar 13th 2017

Learn new ways of interpreting literary texts, from time-tested methods to computer-assisted practices such as distant reading. As we make sense of what we read, we construe meaning using the ancient cultural technique of interpretation. Only rarely do we actually reflect this process: what are the means that help us to understand literary texts? How does interpretation work? And how has our increasing use of e-books and tablets changed the way we read and interpret literature?

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

La Commedia di Dante, una delle opere più importanti della letteratura di tutti i tempi, è endiadi di poesia e scienza. Certamente la cultura scientifica di Dante è vasta per i suoi tempi; essa è talmente fusa nel discorso poetico che non disturba l’orecchio e la mente del lettore; essa non è espressione di mera conoscenza, ma rientra sempre nel concetto del poeta di leggere unitariamente il mondo e le sue espressioni; e di sicuro essa è la manifestazione più alta della scienza del Medioevo, frutto di non poche letture di una cultura scientifica non solo europea, ma anche araba, conosciuta attraverso le traduzioni latine delle opere o dalla frequentazione, come appare dalle ultime ipotesi di ricerche, di musulmani residenti in paesi dell’Italia settentrionale.

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Mar 3rd 2017

Pendant 6 semaines, vous découvrirez les richesses de la littérature de jeunesse dans un MOOC qui évoquera le livre dans sa globalité, depuis ses origines jusqu'aux représentations actuelles. On évoquera les romans, les albums mais également quelques maisons d'édition et leur inscription dans le paysage éditorial, les livres numériques ainsi que l'univers numérique des livres de jeunesse, pour clôturer par une dernière séance sur les fictions hors du livre comme les fanfictions ou les objets dérivés.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Mar 1st 2017

Embark on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature. This literature course explores how great writers refract their world and how their works are transformed when they intervene in our global cultural landscape today.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Identify the author’s contributions to world literature through the study of three of his obsessions: power, history and love. In this course you will be able to identify Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez’s narrative contributions to world literature through the study of three of the author’s obsessions: power, history and love.

Average: 6 (1 vote)

Feb 27th 2017

Identifique las contribuciones del autor a la literatura universal mediante el estudio de tres de sus grandes obsesiones. En este curso usted podrá identificar los aportes narrativos del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez a la literatura universal a través del estudio de tres de las grandes obsesiones del autor: el poder, la historia y el amor.

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Jan 30th 2017

Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course. The great 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson, who suffered from severe bouts of depression, said “the only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life or better to endure it.” This free online course will explore how enjoying literature can help us to endure life.

Average: 5.6 (20 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

An exploration of the haunting figure at the heart of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. In the first act of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost of the dead King of Denmark appears to his son, setting off a chain of events that culminates in the play’s notoriously bloody finale. But how would this mysterious figure have been understood in Shakespeare’s world?

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)

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