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Improve your own writing skills and learn more about literary greats with our free online literature and writing courses. Explore Austen, Shakespeare, Burns, Wordsworth, Wilde and more.
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.
Identifique las contribuciones del autor a la literatura universal mediante el estudio de tres de sus grandes obsesiones.
Identify the author’s contributions to world literature through the study of three of his obsessions: power, history and love.
Learn new ways of interpreting literary texts, from time-tested methods to computer-assisted practices such as distant reading.
Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
Explorar por qué el autor de Cien años de Soledad es uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX.
Explore why the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the 20th century’s leading writers in this free online course
This free online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.
Offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities
Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans and monuments
Explore the fairy tale world of HC Andersen - the inspiration behind The Little Mermaid and Frozen - with this free online course.
How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.
A journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde
Explore how Much Ado about Nothing is performed and interpreted, from original stagings to the modern day, with this free course.
Explore how Othello has been performed and interpreted, from its original staging to the modern day, with this free online course.
As part of Shakespeare400, learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
Experts from the Shakespeare Institute guide an exploration of the most famous play ever staged.
Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.