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So You Think You Know Tango? (Coursera)

How well do you think you know tango? This two-week mini-course is designed for music lovers, musicians, and dancers who are interested in learning more about the Argentine Tango. It will explore the many dimensions of the Argentine Tango music, including its origins, popularization during the Golden Age, dissemination [...]

Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop (Coursera)

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. [...]

Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction (Coursera)

A unique and exciting introduction to the genre and craft of historical fiction, for curious students, aspiring authors--anyone with a passion for the past. Read classics of the genre, encounter bestselling writers of historical fiction, and discover your own historical archive while interacting with a global community of interested [...]

Modern American Poetry (Coursera)

Twelve experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets 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, Muriel Rukeyser, and many others—and influential [...]

How To Make A Poem (FutureLearn)

Learn how to 'make' your own poetry by exploring different poetic techniques and styles. Discover the power of poetry, and learn to write your own. This course explores what inspires poetry, how we write poems and how to tell when your poem is finished.

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 [...]

Global Shakespeares: Re-Creating the Merchant of Venice (edX)

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Global Shakespeares: Re-Creating the Merchant of Venice (edX)
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Learn how performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice provides occasions for creative, thoughtful communication across personal, historical, and cultural boundaries on topics including language and theatricality, gender relations, and religious prejudice. William Shakespeare is the most performed playwright on the globe; this course brings his play The [...]

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 [...]

How to Read French Poetry (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
How to Read French Poetry (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to read poetry in French, developing a poetry toolkit to better understand poetic language, poetic form, tone, and more. Explore top tips for reading poetry in French to improve reading comprehension. There is a long and rich tradition of poetry in the French language. From verse [...]

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) (Coursera)

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult." We encounter and discuss the [...]