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Literature Courses

Improve your own writing skills and learn more about literary greats with our online literature and writing courses. Explore Austen, Shakespeare, Burns, Wordsworth, Wilde and more.
University of Bristol
Cultural Studies and Modern Languages
Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans and monuments
 New Discoveries in Pneumaticks!  or - an Experimental Lecture on the Powers of Air, a historic cartoon by James Gillray, 1802 (credit: Royal Institution).
Lancaster University
Humphry Davy
Discover Humphry Davy and his contribution to science and the arts.
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
The University of Warwick
Literature and Mental Health
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
Robert Burns
University of Glasgow
Robert Burns
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
Ink in water
King's College London
Shakespeare
Learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
"Reading" by Sam Greenhalgh, on Flickr, Licensed under CC BY 2.0. Close up of an open paperback book, with a hand at the edge of the page to hold it open. Green leaves and sunlight in background.
The University of Edinburgh
How to Read a Novel
Get underneath the skin of a novel by understanding some of the main building blocks of modern fiction.
Corpus Linguistics
Lancaster University
Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation
Offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities
University of Los Andes
Gabriel García Márquez
Identify the author’s contributions to world literature through the study of three of his obsessions: power, history and love.
University of Los Andes
Gabriel García Márquez
Identifique las contribuciones del autor a la literatura universal mediante el estudio de tres de sus grandes obsesiones.
Takehiro Sasaki, guide to the collections.
Keio University
Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
The course image for Start Writing Fiction. A pen and pencil sit on an open notebook with a coffee and an iPad close at hand, ready to start writing.
The Open University
Start Writing Fiction
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
Studying in Italian - Language and Literature
Study Language and Literature in Italian and develop the skills you need when you take part in a European student mobility program
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