English Literature

From Beowulf to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, the Brontes, and others.

English Literature

Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

In this course, Dr Ross Wilson (University of Cambridge) explores William Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’. We begin in the first module by thinking about the historical, political and cultural context in which Blake was writing. After ...

Dr Ross Wilson

Cambridge University

English Literature

The Poetry of Christina Rossetti

The Poetry of Christina Rossetti

In this course, Professor Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh) explores the poetry of Christina Rossetti, focusing in particular on the fourteen poems listed for study for OCR English Literature A Level (excluding ‘Goblin Market’). A detailed commentary ...

Dr Tom Mole

Edinburgh University

English Literature

Relationships (Edexcel Poetry Anthology)

Relationships (Edexcel Poetry Anthology)

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores the fifteen poems that make up the ‘Relationships’ cluster for GCSE English Literature (Edexcel). Each poem is read in full, with a short commentary highlighting aspects ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Miller: Death of a Salesman

Miller: Death of a Salesman

In this course, Professor Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading) explores Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, ‘Death of a Salesman’. We begin by thinking about the historical context in which the play was written, focusing in particular on the ...

Prof. Grace Ioppolo

Reading University

English Literature

Conflict (Edexcel Poetry Anthology)

Conflict (Edexcel Poetry Anthology)

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores the fifteen poems that make up the ‘Conflict’ cluster for GCSE English Literature (Edexcel). Each poem is read in full, with a short commentary highlighting aspects ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Love and Relationships (AQA Poetry Anthology)

Love and Relationships (AQA Poetry Anthology)

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores the fifteen poems that make up the ‘Love and Relationships’ cluster for GCSE English Literature (AQA). Each poem is read in full, with a short commentary highlighting ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University