Free Course On Literature of the English Country House
From Thomas More to Oscar Wilde, take a journey through the literature of English country houses.
About This Course
Country residences have piqued the interest of famous authors such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens for over 450 years.
This course will trace this history with experts from the School of English at the University of Sheffield, who will discuss the methodologies they use in their own study with us.
The role and representation of the English country house in literature will be investigated and discussed throughout the course, and you will learn how to construct your own authoritative interpretation of these writings.
What will you talk about?
- Novels, manuscripts, poetry, and drama excerpts
- Thomas More, Margaret Cavendish, Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde’s writings are featured.
- Text types and writers that are less well-known
- Experts from the University of Sheffield School of English take a literary research method.
- The physical circumstances in which country house literature first appeared The situations in which literature was first created
- From the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, the history of country house literature
- View the beautiful country house settings that have inspired works of literature over the centuries.
On this course, you will be learning
This self- guiding course allows you to learn at your own speed.
You can meet other students, share your views, and participate in active conversations in the comments at any time during the course.
What will you accomplish?
You’ll be able to… by the end of the course.
Demonstrate your ability to ‘close read’ as a foundation for your own literary interpretation.
Discuss the various ways in which country house literature has been written, consumed, and received over time.
Engage with excerpts from well-known authors’ novels, poetry, and theatre, as well as lesser-known kinds of literature from lesser-known authors.
Examine the role of the English country house in literature and how it is depicted.
Create your own literary interpretation of a work of literature.
Investigate literature in its original form, as well as the historical context in which it was written.
Who is this course aimed at?
Anyone who enjoys reading and debating literary literature in English would benefit from this course.
It may also be beneficial to those preparing for further study in English Literature because it provides a solid basis in text analysis.
This course could be a suitable supplement to your studies if you already have a bachelor’s degree in English or another discipline.
Originally posted 2021-11-27 12:23:24.