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Shakespeare's Language: Revealing Meanings and Exploring Myths (FutureLearn)

Jul 12th 2021
Shakespeare's Language: Revealing Meanings and Exploring Myths (FutureLearn)
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Demystify renowned Shakespeare myths and get introduced to corpus-based methods for analysing his use of language in context. Debunk and discover common myths surrounding the language of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is a global phenomenon, yet there is actually relatively little work specifically devoted to his language, and even [...]
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Poetry: How to Read a Poem (FutureLearn)

Jun 28th 2021
Poetry: How to Read a Poem (FutureLearn)
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Discover what poetry can tell us about human emotion and learn key ideas and techniques for understanding and interpreting verse. Dive into the wonderful world of poetry and learn how to analyse a poem. Humans have communicated their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through poetry throughout history. At its best, [...]
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Shakespeare Matters (edX)

Learn about Shakespeare’s plays and their influence through a focus on emotions such as love, hate, and jealousy. Shakespeare’s work has influenced the way we think about our relationships and ourselves. His plays are still as relevant today as when they were written almost 400 years ago.
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Japanese Books: From Manuscript to Print (edX)

This course expands the definition of the “book” to include scrolls and albums, focusing on the reading experience of a variety of formats in Japan. You will begin by examining rare and beautifully preserved manuscripts in the Harvard Art Museums in an introduction exploring the material properties of Japanese [...]
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Shakespeare’s Othello: The Moor (edX)

Explore acts of storytelling in Shakespeare's Othello alongside world-class artists who interpret Othello's story in new forms and contexts today. In this course, we'll read William Shakespeare’s Othello and discuss the play from a variety of perspectives. The goal of the course is not to cover everything that has [...]
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Shakespeare's Life and Work (edX)

Learn how to read William Shakespeare's plays through his biography, Elizabethan and Jacobean history, and modern performance. How do we read Shakespeare? Do his plays belong to the past, or the present? To a famed dramatic genius or to readers and audiences around the globe? What do his plays [...]
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Shakespeare's Hamlet: The Ghost (edX)

Explore 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. [...]
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Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument (FutureLearn)

Discover the writer, collector and cultural icon who remains one of Scotland’s most enduring literary legends. Explore literature that shaped the heritage and national identity of the Scots. Walter Scott is one of Scotland’s most significant figures and is famous around the world.
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Modern Masterpieces of World Literature (edX)

Examine how great modern writers capture the intricacies of our globalized world and how their works circulate within that world to find their own audiences. Based on the second half of the Masterpieces of World Literature edX MOOC, this short literature course examines how writers reach beyond national and [...]
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Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature (edX)

Examine how cultures of the ancient world defined themselves through literature and how their vision of literature contributes to our understanding of civilization, culture, and literature today. This short literature course, based on the first half of the Masterpieces of World Literature edX MOOC, examines how civilizations and cultures [...]
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