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FutureLearn Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn

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  1. FutureLearn
    University of Glasgow
    3 weeks
    4 hours/week
    Paid Certificate Available
    Celebrate Robert Burns with this free online course.
    This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns.

    You’ll examine poems, songs, manuscripts, and objects used to commemorate the poet. You’ll also develop your understanding of Robert Burns’s posthumous reputation - from Burns Suppers and Burns Night through to Hogmanay.

    No previous experience or qualifications are required for this course - just an interest in Robert Burns, Scottish history and culture, or poetry and song in general.

    It is ideal for anyone considering further study in the field, such the courses offered by the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow.

    What topics will you cover?
    • The cultural reputation of Robert Burns as patriot, lover, and man of the people
    • Robert Burns as poet and songwriter
    • Major works such as ‘Scots Wha Hae’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘A Man’s a Man’, ‘The Vision’, and ‘Auld Lang Syne’
    • The commemoration of Burns in material culture
    • The international celebrity and legacy of Burns

    Taught by
    Gerard Carruthers

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