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Arts and Humanities

Literature - Open Courseware (OCW)

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Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works

Washington State University (US)

provides background to help readers understand what they are reading and why (the historical status of the works), useful info explaining allusions obscure terms etc, translations of passages written in languages other than English: science fiction, 18th & 19th century European classics, love in the arts, world literature in English of India, Africa & Caribbean, Bible as literature

Modern Poetry

Yake University, Open Yale Courses (US)

covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Stevens, Moore, Bishop, Frost, additional lectures on the poetry of World War One, Imagism, and the Harlem Renaissance, Diverse methods of literary criticism employed, such as historical, biographical, and gender criticism

Don Quixote

Yale University (US), Open Yale Courses

close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain, Cervantes' work will be discussed in relation to paintings by Velázquez, question of why Don Quixote is read today will be addressed throughout the course


Holocaust in Film and Literature

California University (US)

insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film




academic, scholarly, and critical articles on British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and biographers of the twentieth century, nineteenth century, and eighteenth century; and on American poets, novelists, playwrights, and essayists of the twentieth century and nineteenth century, open access and free

Philosophy In Film and Other Media

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other arts, particularly literature and opera, film's ability to represent and express feeling as well as cognition, written and cinematic works by Sturges, Shaw, Cocteau, Hitchcock, Joyce, and Bergman considered: readings


Introduction to New Testament History and Literature

Yale University (US)

historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament, importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study, central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies)


American literature

New York University (US)

survey of American literature and literary history from the early colonial period to the eve of the Civil War, goal to acquire a grasp of the canon of American literature as it is typically conceived and the various logics behind its construction

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