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Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath

In this course, Dr Sarah Robertson (University of West England) explores John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. We begin by providing some historical context to the novel, focusing in particular on the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl...

4 lectures


Dr Sarah Robertson

UWE Bristol

English Literature

The American Dream

In this course, Dr Niall Munro (Oxford Brookes University) explores the concept of the American dream throughout American literature. In the first module, we think about the origins and nature of the dream, focusing on James Truslow Adams’...

4 lectures


Dr Niall Munro

Oxford Brookes University

English Literature


In this course, Dr Todd Borlik (University of Huddersfield) explores the development of the ecocritical movement in the last four decades. In the first module, we ask what ecocriticism is, using Lawrence Buell’s Criteria for Environmental texts to...

6 lectures


Dr Todd Borlik

Huddersfield University

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