English Literature


English Literature

Dystopian Literature

In this course, Professor Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University) provides an introduction to and overview of dystopian literature. In the first module, we introduce the concepts of 'utopia' and 'dystopia' themselves, as well as the idea of...

7 lectures

1:20:55

Prof. Nicole Pohl

Oxford Brookes University

English Literature

Gothic Literature and Race

In this course Dr Maisha Wester (University of Sheffield) explores Gothic literature through the lens of race. In the first module, we provide an introduction to the concepts of the gothic and the grotesque in literature and the arts, before...

7 lectures

1:04:01

Dr Maisha Wester

Sheffield University

English Literature

Austen: Sense and Sensibility

In this course, Professor John Mullan (University College London) explores Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. In the first module, we think about the role of money in the novel. After that, we think about the themes of engagement and marriage....

5 lectures

1:01:11

Prof. John Mullan

UCL

English Literature

Russell: Blood Brothers

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. The first six modules serve as an introduction to play, exploring the play's historical context, the extent to which it is a 'Brechtian' play,...

15 lectures

2:18:02

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Miller: All My Sons

In this fifteen-part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Arthur Miller's All My Sons. In the first two modules, we think about the historical, cultural and literary context for the play, as well as exploring the themes...

15 lectures

2:35:59

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Shakespeare – Othello and Race

In this course, Professor Ania Loomba (University of Pennsylvania) explores the question of race in Shakespeare's 'Othello'. In the first module, we think about what race meant to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, exploring the long history of...

5 lectures

1:13:26

Prof. Ania Loomba

University of Pennsylvania

English Literature

Shakespeare and Race

In this course, Professor Miles P. Grier (Queens College, CUNY) explores the issue of race in Shakespeare through the lens of the 'racial plot' – the idea that race is not so much an aspect of one's identity as a process that serves a particular...

4 lectures

0:35:24

Prof. Miles Grier

Queens College, CUNY

English Literature

Orwell: Animal Farm

In this course, Dr Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham) explores George Orwell's Animal Farm. In the first module, we think about Animal Farm in the context of Orwell's life and career, before turning in the second and third modules to...

7 lectures

1:14:51

Dr Nathan Waddell

Birmingham University

English Literature

Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. In the first three lectures, we provide a broad introduction to the play, thinking about the life and career of Oscar Wilde, as...

15 lectures

2:39:17

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

In this course, Professor Helen Smith (University of York) explores John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi'. In the first module, we think about stereotypes about women in early modern England and their presentation on stage. After that, we...

5 lectures

0:57:11

Prof. Helen Smith

York University

English Literature

Twain: Huckleberry Finn

In this course, Professor Thomas Ruys Smith (University of East Anglia) explores Mark Twain's 1884/5 novel, Huckleberry Finn. In the first module, we think about the origins of Huckleberry Finn in Mark Twain's life and career up to 1884/5. In the...

5 lectures

0:59:59

Prof. Thomas Ruys Smith

University of East Anglia

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Professor John Mullan (University College, London) explores Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. In the first module, we think about the idea storytelling in the novel, focusing in particular on the 'character' of the...

5 lectures

1:00:11

Prof. John Mullan

UCL

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