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Sep 25th 2017

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: 8 (2 votes)
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This course, study's Milton's poetry, with some attention to his contemporaries, his literary sources, his controversial prose, & his decisive influence on the course of English poetry. During this course, Professor Rogers explores the advantages & limitations of a diverse range of interpretive techniques & theoretical concerns in Milton scholarship & criticism.

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Sep 11th 2017

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 (11 votes)

Sep 4th 2017

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

Average: 9 (2 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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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: 7.5 (2 votes)

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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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)
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: 6.3 (3 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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