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Feedback: Comment Discovery Exercise

Lancaster University is carrying out research into social learning, and have developed the comment visualisation exercise. If you would like to contribute to the development of this exercise, please complete …

Educators’ Summary

We hope you’ve enjoyed the final week of this course. Towards the end of each week, usually on the Friday, we will post a 20-minute video discussion to summarise the …

Educators’ Summary

We hope you’ve enjoyed the second week of this course. Towards the end of each week, usually on the Friday, we will post a 20-minute video discussion to summarise the …

Educators’ Summary

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first week of this course. Towards the end of each week, usually on the Friday, we will post a 20-minute video discussion to summarise the …

Dorothy Wordsworth and Dove Cottage

This step introduces Dorothy, Dove Cottage and Grasmere – what the place means for her and how she finds a home through writing. It also introduces the role of journals. …

The Wordsworth and the Naming of Sara’s Gate

In this exercise, we will be thinking more closely about the process of naming places. The Wordsworths and Naming The most detailed account of the Wordsworths naming something is given …

The Rock of Names

In this short video, Professor Simon Bainbridge talks to Kate Ingle, a research student at Lancaster University, about ‘The Rock of Names’, a remarkable object which is cared for by …

Conclusion

In this short film, Professor Simon Bainbridge brings the course to a close and invites you to make your own visit to Dove Cottage and Grasmere. Further information about the …

Dorothy and the Daffodils: Reading

In this step you can hear novelist and academic, Dr Jenn Ashworth read Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal entry for the 15 April 1802 aloud. While listening to this, you can follow …

Dorothy and the Daffodils: Discussion

In the previous step, you listened to and/or read Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal entry for 15 April 1802, the entry in which she described seeing a ‘long belt’ of daffodils on …

Comparing the daffodils

If you need to, listen again to the reading of Dorothy’s 15 April 1802, journal entry and to the two versions of William Wordsworth’s poem, ‘I wandered’, published in 1807 …

24 November 1801

In this step, you can listen to novelist and academic, Dr Jenn Ashworth read Dorothy’s journal entry for 24 November 1801 aloud, while following Dorothy’s handwriting. If this is too …

22 December 1801

In this step, you can listen to novelist and academic, Dr Jenn Ashworth read Dorothy’s journal entry for 22 December 1801 aloud while following Dorothy’s handwriting. If this is too …

3 September 1800

In the next set of steps, you get a sense of the content of Dorothy’s journal writing. Kate Ingle has chosen three sections, where Dorothy describes the people and the …