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Oct 26th 2016

Ce MOOC présente l’œuvre entière d’Oscar Wilde: conférences, poésie, contes, roman, théâtre, essais, De profundis. L’accent est mis sur les relations de Wilde avec la France, sa langue et sa littérature, dont l’écrivain avait une connaissance profonde, et la nature innovante de sa relation au langage et à la littérature.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Oct 24th 2016

Eighteen experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets—from Whitman and Dickinson to Hip Hop—in richly illustrated video lectures. The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T.S. Eliot, H.D, Amy Lowell, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, and many others—and influential movements, from experimental modernism to the Black Arts Movement.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 17th 2016

This interdisciplinary course delves into the geography and poetry of the Cascadia bioregion, exploring the area’s physical landscape, its cultural roots, and the innovative poetry produced there.

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Oct 10th 2016

Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft. It is specifically for folks who believe that writing poems just to express oneself is like using the Internet just for email. After all, poetry can change the way you and your readers think of the world and its inhabitants; it can break new ground for language; turn a blank sheet of paper into a teeming concert of voices and music.

Average: 7.8 (5 votes)
Sep 10th 2016

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult."

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jul 18th 2016

On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman's writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman's lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation - in Whitman's time and today.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Apr 8th 2016

We will consider how American Modernist poets—poets like Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens—created, in the first half of the 20th Century, a poetic tradition that was new and different. This literature course, the sixth module in the Poetry in America series, explores a diverse array of American Modernist poets and poems. While “Modernism” is notoriously difficult to define, the movement spanned the decades from the 1910s to the mid-1940s, and the poetry of this period marked a clear break from past traditions and past forms.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Mar 29th 2016

This course is about the pleasures of poetry, with plenty of specific examples. The underlying principle is: The more you know about an art, the more pleasure you will find in it. Poetry lives in any reader, not necessarily in performance by the poet or a trained actor. The pleasure of actually saying a poem, or even saying it in your imagination—your mind’s ear—is essential.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Mar 15th 2016

Jorge Luis Borges, the great Argentine writer, said that no one should deny themselves the pleasure of reading Dante's Divine Comedy. In this course, you will discover precisely what Borges meant.

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Oct 13th 2015

El MOOC "Maestros de la Poesía Hispánica" plantea un recorrido por los grandes maestros de la poesía hispánica a partir de dos de los periodos más importantes de la historia de la literatura española: los Siglos de Oro (ss. XVI y XVII) y la Edad Moderna (primera mitad del s. XX). Se tratarán, pues, poetas que se consideran ya clásicos de la literatura universal, que se examinarán mediante su obra y en su contexto.

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May 6th 2015

Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Apr 13th 2015

How Writers Write Poetry 2015, a seven-week course beginning on March 23, 2015, offers an interactive progression through the principles and practice of writing poetry. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks on craft by two dozen acclaimed poets writing in English. Craft topics include persona, notebooking, the line, the turn, form, and the lyric.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Mar 31st 2015

In this course, we will read ten significant premodern poems by women. We have chosen each poem to give you a sense of its structure as a poem and its importance as a form in its time. This course also reveals the roots each poem has in history, in slavery, in conventional thought and unorthodox opinion.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Mar 18th 2015

This module, the fourth installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, explores the work of Emily Dickinson. Although she never published during her lifetime, Dickinson ranks among the most prolific and widely-studied American poets.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Mar 1st 2015

הקורס מציע מיפוי של השירה העברית החדשה למן תנועת ההשכלה דרך תקופת "התחייה" והמודרניזם שבא בעקבותיה, ועד לימינו. הקורס מציג באופן חי ונושם את המפנים הפואטיים ואת ההתפתחויות הסגנוניות והתמטיות בתחום השירה העברית, מראשיתה, באמצעות קריאות קרובות של טקסטים מן התקופות השונות, ומעמיד מאגר גדול ושופע של ידע תיאורטי, ספרותי והיסטורי, לצד פרשנויות עמוקות, מאתגרות ומפתיעות.

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Self Paced

Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” Poet Percy Shelley believed words could be stronger than shackles, and wrote poems intended to free mankind from their chains. Some have argued that poetry can do nothing--or as W.H. Auden said, "Poetry makes nothing happen." Yet Henry David Thoreau, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela were inspired by Shelley's words to live in the service of freedom and dignity, and they changed the world. The Unbinding Prometheus MOOC investigates both what Shelley's words have meant over time, and what his words might mean for us today.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Jan 7th 2015

This module, the third installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, focuses on the poetry of Walt Whitman, a quintessentially American writer whose work continues to bear heavily upon the American poetic tradition.

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Nov 12th 2014

Focusing on transformation of the hero into the logos, or word of philosophical dialogue, this is the fifth of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

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Oct 22nd 2014

Focusing on the Greek hero best known to us from the perspective of world literature – as viewed through the lens of Tragedy – this is the fourth of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

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