english literature

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    Study Resource To a Skylark 2019-03-10

    The poem is one of the best lyrics in English. There are many personal touches in the poem which add to the lyrical quality of the poem. In the poem, Shelley requests the skylark to teach him half its gladness. If he had half the gladness of the skylark, his poems would be more appealing and the...
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    edX Hamlet’s Ghost

    Overview 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. But how would this mysterious figure have been understood in Shakespeare’s world? Harvard...
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    edX Othello's Story

    Overview 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 been written on Othello. Rather, it is to find a single point of entry to help us think about the play as a whole. Our...
  4. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity

    Overview Discover the life and impact of Jane Austen Jane Austen went from being a moderately successful anonymous novelist in her own time to a global celebrity in ours. On this course you will explore how that happened, exploring Austen’s own literary influences, and her reputation over time...
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    FutureLearn Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy

    Overview 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...
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    FutureLearn Literature of the English Country House

    Overview Trace the history and context of country house literature Investigate and discuss the role and representation of the English country house in literature, and learn how to build your own authoritative interpretation of these texts. For over 450 years, country houses have attracted the...
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    FutureLearn Exploring English: Shakespeare

    Overview Explore the English language through Shakespeare’s plays This course will look at the life and works of William Shakespeare and take you from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, from where he secured his central place in English literature. We will...
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