English Literature

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

English Literature

Modernism: 1. Context

Modernism: 1. Context

In this course, Professor Max Saunders (King’s College, London) explores the literary movement of modernism in the context of the broader concept of modernity. We begin by introducing the terms ‘modernism’ and ‘modernity’ and think about the...

Prof. Max Saunders

King's College, London

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

Shakespeare: Othello

In this twenty-one part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Shakespeare’s Othello. We begin with a broad introduction to the historical, political and intellectual context of early 17th-century England, before going through ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Priestley: An Inspector Calls

Priestley: An Inspector Calls

In this course, Professor John McRae explores J. B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to the ply, focusing in particular on the influence of Gogol’s ‘The Government Inspector’ and the ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

In this course, Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale, part of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. We begin by thinking about the portrait of the Wife of Bath in the General Prologue of the Canterbury ...

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

The Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

In this course, Dr Ross Wilson (University of Cambridge) explores the poetry of the great Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. We begin in the first module by providing a brief overview of Shelley's short life and career with an emphasis on ...

Dr Ross Wilson

Cambridge University

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

In this course, Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University) discusses John Webster’s play The Duchess of Malfi. We begin by thinking about Gothic motifs in the play, focusing in particular on instances of double-ness or twinning. In ...

Prof. Lisa Hopkins

Sheffield Hallam University