Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre
In this course, we explore Jean Rhys' 'Wide Sargasso Sea' alongside 'Jane Eyre'. Written as a prequel to 'Jane Eyre', 'Wide Sargasso Sea' shares many of the same themes (not to mention characters) as Bronte's novel. In this course, we...
Ms Janelle Rodriques
Shakespeare and History
In this course, we explore the concept of history in Shakespeare, looking in particular at six key plays: King Lear, Richard II, Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, The Tempest. The course begins by considering the idea of narrative in history....
Dr Harriet Archer
Classics & Ancient History
Tacitus: Annals: Book 15
In this course, Dr Ed Bispham (University of Oxford) explores Book 15 of Tacitus' Annals. We begin by considering Tacitus as a historian. How does he construct his history, and how much can we trust him? We then give a...
Dr Ed Bispham
Poetry: Introduction to Poetic Form
In this course, we look at the use of form in poetry. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate the many ways in which the form of a poem can convey meaning. This includes the use forms that are...
Ms Stephanie Yorke
Liberals and Conservatives, 1846-95
This course explores British politics from 1846 to 1895, focusing in particular on five key figures - Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Lord Salisbury - and dealing with the central issues of the period: political...
Mr Edward Hicks
The USA and Japan, 1941-52
In this course, we explore the relationship between the United States and Japan between the attack on Pearl Harbour to the San Francisco Peace Conference and the end of US occupation of Japan. In six modules, we explore the relationship...
Dr Christopher Harding