英国城堡文学

Literature of the English Country House

Take a journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde.

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谢菲尔德大学
FutureLearn
  • 完成时间大约为 6
  • 初级
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Demonstrate 'close reading' skills as the basis for your own literary interpretation

Discuss the wide variety of ways country house literature has been composed, consumed and received over the centuries

Engage with extracts from novels, poetry and drama from well-know authors as well as lesser known forms of writing from less familiar authors

Investigate the role and representation of the English country house in literature

Build your own literary interpretation of literature

Explore literature in its original form and the context within which it was first written

课程概况

For over 450 years, country houses have attracted the attention of celebrated writers like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. On this course we’ll trace this history with experts from the University of Sheffield’s School of English who will share with us the approaches that they take in their own research.

Through the course you will investigate and discuss the role and representation of the English country house in literature, and learn how to build your own authoritative interpretation of these texts.

课程大纲

Extracts from novels, manuscripts, poetry and drama

Selected works from Thomas More, Margaret Cavendish, Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde

Lesser known forms of texts and less familiar authors

Literary research approaches of experts from the University of Sheffield School of English

The material conditions in which country house literature originally appeared

The contexts within which literature was originally produced

The history of country house literature, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century

View the stunning country house locations which inspired works of literature throughout the centuries

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This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys reading and discussing literary texts in English. It may also help those who are preparing for further study in English Literature, as it gives a good foundation in analysing texts. If you are already at degree level in English or another subject, this course could be a good supplement to your studies. Ultimately though, this course is suitable for anyone who loves country houses and great literature.

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