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The History of World Literature
Stories-and-Storytellers
The-Epic-of-Gilgamesh
The-Hebrew-Bible
Homer’s-Iliad
Homer’s-Odyssey
Chinese-Classical-Literature
Greek-Tragedy.
Virgil’s-Aeneid
Bhagavad-Gita
Indian-Stories
T’ang-Poetry
Early-Japanese-Poetry.
The-Tale-of-Genji
Inferno-from-Dante’s-Divine-Comedy
Chaucer’s-The-Canterbury-Tales
1001-Nights
Wu-Ch’eng-en’s-Monkey
The-Heptameron
Goethe’s-Faust
Emily-Brontë’s-Wuthering-Heights
Pushkin’s-Eugene-Onegin.
Flaubert’s-Madame-Bovary
Dostoevsky’s-Notes-from-Underground
Twain’s-Huckleberry-Finn
Dickinson’s-Poetry
Ibsen-and-Chekhov-—Realist-Drama
Rabindranath-Tagore’s-Stories-and-Poems
Higuchi-Ichiyo’s-“Child’s-Play
Pirandello’s-Six-Characters
Brecht’s-The-Good-Woman-of-Setzuan
Anna-Akhmatova’s-Requiem

Classics of British Literature

These 48 fascinating lectures in Classics of British Literature by Professor John Sutherland, the Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English at University College London, provide you with a rare opportunity to step beyond the surface of Britain’s grand literary masterpieces and experience the times and conditions they came from and the diverse issues with which their writers grappled.

These lectures are from The Great Courses

1. Anglo-Saxon Roots – Pessimism and Comradeship

2. Chaucer – Social Diveristy

5. Early Drama – Low Comedy and Religion
6. Marlowe – Controversy and Danger
7-Shakespeare-the-Man-The-Road-to-the-Globe
8-Shakespeare-The-Mature-Years
9-Shakespeares-Rivals-Jonson-and-Webster.
10-The-King-James-Bible-English-Most-Elegant.
11-The-Metaphysicals-Conceptual-Daring
12-Paradise-Lost-A-New-Language-for-Poetry.
13-Turmoil-Makes-for-Good-Literature.
14-The-Augustans-Order-Decorum-and-Wit.
15-Swift-Anger-and-Satire.
16-Johnson-Bringing-Order-to-the-Language.
17-Defoe-Crusoe-and-the-Rise-of-Capitalism.
18-Behn-Emancipation-in-the-Restoration
19-The-Golden-Age-of-Fiction.
20-Gibbon-Window-into-18th-Century-England.
21-Equiano-The-Inhumanity-of-Slavery.
22-Women-Poets-The-Minor-Voice.
23-Wollstonecraft-First-of-a-New-Genus.
24-Blake-Mythic-Universes-and-Poetry.
25-Scott-and-Burns-The-Voices-of-Scotland.
26-Lyrical-Ballads-Collaborative-Creation.
27-Mad-Bad-Byron.
28-Keats-Literary-Gold.
29-Frankenstein-A-Gothic-Masterpiece.
30-Miss-Austen-and-Mrs.-Radcliffe.
31-Pride-and-Prejudice-Moral-Fiction.
33-The-1840s-Growth-of-the-Realistic-Novel.
34-Wuthering-Heights-Emilys-Masterwork.
35-Jane-Eyre-and-the-Other-Brontë.
36-Voices-of-Victorian-Poetry.
37-Eliot-Fiction-and-Moral-Reflection.
38-Hardy-Life-at-Its-Worst.
40-Heart-of-Darkness-Heart-of-the-Empire.
41-Wilde-Celebrity-Author.
42-Shaw-and-Pygmalion.
43-Joyce-and-Yeats-Giants-of-Irish-Literature.
44-Great-War-Great-Poetry

 

American Literature

84 Lectures on American Literature by Dr. Arnold Weinstein, the Edna and Richard Salomon Distinguished Professor at Brown University.

These lectures are from The Great Courses 

  • Explain the roles of self-reliance and the “self-made man” in the evolution of American literature
  • Identify the tenets of American Romanticism
  • Describe the evolution of the American ghost story, from Poe and Hawthorne to James and Morrison
  • Outline the epic strain in American literature, from Melville and Whitman to Faulkner and Ellison
  • Explain the importance of slavery as a critical subject for Stowe, Twain, Faulkner, and Morrison
  • Summarize perspectives on nature revealed in poets Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, and Eliot
  • Identify the tenets of Modernism in the work of Eliot, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner
  • Identify the contributions of O’Neill, Miller, and Williams to American theater
  • Summarize the threads of the complex relationship between America’s great writers and the past.

Lecture-01-Introduction-to-Classics-of-American-Literature.

Lecture-02-Benjamin-Franklins-Autobiography_-The-First-American-Story.

Lecture-03-Washington-Irving_-The-First-American-Storyteller.

Lecture-04-Ralph-Waldo-Emerson-Yesterday_-Americas-Coming-of-Age.

Lecture-06-Emerson-Tomorrow_-Deconstructing-Culture-and-Self.

Lecture-07-Henry-David-Thoreau_-Countercultural-Hero.

Lecture-08-Thoreau_-Stylist-and-Humorist-Extraordinaire.

Lecture-09-Walden_-Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow.

Lecture-10-Edgar-Allan-Poe.

Lecture-11-Poe_-Ghost-Writer.

Lecture-12-Poes-Legacy_-The-Self-as-Haunted-Palace.

Lecture-13-Nathaniel-Hawthorne-and-the-American-Past.

Lecture-14-The-Scarlet-Letter_-Puritan-Romance.

Lecture-15-Hawthornes-A_-Interpretation-and-Semiosis.

Lecture-16-The-Scarlet-Letter_-Political-Tract-or-Psychological-Study.

Lecture-17-Hawthorne-Our-Contemporary.

Lecture-18-Herman-Melville-and-the-Making-of-Moby-Dick.

Lecture-19-The-Biggest-Fish-Story-of-Them-All.

Lecture-20-Ahab-and-the-White-Whale.

Lecture-21-Moby-Dick_-Tragedy-of-Perspective.

Lecture-22-Melvilles-Benito-Cereno_-American-Misadventure-at-Sea.

Lecture-23-Benito-Cereno_-Theater-of-Power-or-Power-of-Theater

Lecture-24-Walt-Whitman_-The-American-Bard-Appears.

Lecture-25-Whitman_-Poet-of-the-Body.

Lecture-26-Whitman_-Poet-of-the-City

Lecture-27-Whitman_-Poet-of-Death.

Lecture-28-The-Whitman-Legacy.

Lecture-29-Uncle-Toms-Cabin_-The-Unread-Classic.

Lecture-30-Stowes-Representation-of-Slavery.

Lecture-31-Freedom-and-Art-in-Uncle-Toms-Cabin.

Lecture-32-Emily-Dickinson_-In-and-Out-of-Nature.

Lecture-33-Dickinsons-Poetry_-Language-and-Consciousness.

Lecture-34-Dickinson_-Devotee-of-Death.

Lecture-35-Dickinson_-Amhersts-Madame-de-Sade.

Lecture-36-Dickinsons-Legacy.

Lecture-37-The-Adventures-of-Tom-Sawyer_-American-Paradise-Regained.

Lecture-38-Huckleberry-Finn_-The-Banned-Classic.

Lecture-39-Huckleberry-Finn_-A-Childs-Voice-a-Childs-Vision.

Lecture-40-Huckleberry-Finn-American-Orphan.

Lecture-41-Mark-Twains-Puddnhead-Wilson_-Black-and-White-Charade.

Lecture-42-Henry-James-and-the-Novel-of-Perception.

Lecture-43-The-Turn-of-the-Screw_-Do-You-Believe-in-Ghosts.

Lecture-44-Turning-the-Screw-of-Interpretation.

Lecture-45-Stephen-Crane-and-the-Literature-of-War.

Lecture-46-The-Red-Badge-of-Courage_-Brave-New-World.

Lecture-47-Stephen-Crane_-Scientist-of-Human-Behavior.

Lecture-48-Charlotte-Perkins-Gilman_-War-Against-Patriarchy.

Lecture-49-The-Yellow-Wallpaper_-Descent-into-Hell-or-Free-at-Last.

Robert Frost and  the-Spirit of New England

Lecture-51-Robert-Frost_-At-Home-in-the-Metaphor.

Lecture-52-Robert-Frost-and-the-Fruits-of-the-Earth.

Lecture-53-T.S.-Eliot_-Unloved-Modern-Classic.

Lecture-54-T.S.-Eliot_-The-Waste-Land-and-Beyond.

Lecture-55-F.-Scott-Fitzgeralds-The-Great-Gatsby_-American-Romance.

Lecture-56-The-Great-Gatsby_-A-Story-of-Lost-Illusions.

Lecture-57-Fitzgeralds-Triumph_-Writing-the-American-Dream.

Lecture-58-Ernest-Hemingways-The-Sun-Also-Rises_-Novel-of-the-Lost-Generation.

Lecture-59-The-Sun-Also-Rises_-Spiritual-Quest.

Lecture-61-Hemingways-The-Garden-of-Eden_-Female-Desire-Unleashed.

Lecture-62-The-Garden-of-Eden_-Combat-Zone

Lecture-63-William-Faulkners-The-Sound-and-the-Fury_-The-Idiots-Tale.

Lecture-64-The-Sound-and-the-Fury_-Failed-Rites-of-Passage.

Lecture-65-The-Sound-and-the-Fury_-Signifying-Nothing.

Lecture-66-Absalom-Absalom_-Civil-War-Epic.

Lecture-67-Absalom-Absalom_-The-Language-of-Love.

Lecture-68-Absalom-Absalom_-The-Overpass-to-Love.

Lecture-69-The-Grapes-of-Wrath_-American-Saga.

Lecture-70-John-Steinbeck_-Poet-of-the-Little-Man.

Lecture-71-The-Grapes-of-Wrath_-Reconceiving-Self-and-Family.

Lecture-72-Invisible-Man_-Black-Bildungsroman.

Lecture-73-Invisible-Man_-Reconceiving-History-and-Race

Lecture-74-Invisible-Man_-What-Did-I-Do-to-Be-So-Black-and-Blue.

Lecture-75-Eugene-ONeill_-Great-God-of-American-Theater.

Lecture-76-Long-Days-Journey-Into-Night_-Theres-No-Place-Like-Home.

Lecture-77-Tennessee-Williams_-Managing-Libido

Lecture-78-A-Streetcar-Named-Desire_-The-Death-of-Romance

Lecture-79-Death-of-a-Salesman_-Death-of-an-Ethos.

Lecture-80-Death-of-a-Salesman_-Tragedy-of-the-American-Dream

Lecture-81-Toni-Morrisons-Beloved_-Dismembering-and-Remembering

Lecture-82-Beloved_-A-Story-of-Thick-Love

Lecture-83-Beloved_-Morrisons-Writing-of-the-Body

Lecture-84-Conclusion-to-Classics-of-American-Literature

Literary Theory and Criticism

30 Minutes Lectures by Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities.

🎧 Introduction: Thinking Theoretically

🎧 Plato-Kicking-out-the-Poets

🎧 Aristotle’s Poetics – Mimesis and Plot

🎧 Aristotle’s Poetics – Character and Catharsis

🎧 Horace’s Ars Poetica

🎧 Longinus on the Sublime

🎧 Sidney’s Apology for Poetry

🎧 Dryden, Pope, and Decorum

🎧 Burke-on-the-Sublime-and-Beautiful

🎧 Kant’s-Critique-of-Judgment

🎧 Schiller-on-Aesthetics

🎧 Hegel-and-the-Journey-of-the-Idea

🎧 Wordsworth-Coleridge-and-British-Romanticism

🎧 Mr.-Wordsworths-Preface

🎧 Coleridge-Transcendental-Philosopher

🎧 Shelley’s-Defense-of-Poetry

🎧 The-Status-of-Poetry-I.A.-Richards-and-John-Crowe.

🎧 Saussure and Structuralism

🎧 Structuralism and Deconstruction

🎧 Archetypal Theory: Saint-Paul to Northrop Frye

🎧 Origins-of-Modernism

🎧 Varieties-of-Post-modernism

🎧  The Function of Criticism

🎧 Literary Criticism of William K Wimsatt and Cleanth Brooks

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Greek Tragedy

24 lectures on Greek Tragedy by Dr. Elizabeth Vandiver, Professor of Classics and Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Professor Vandiver has designed these lectures to give a full overview of Greek tragedy, both in its original setting and as a lasting contribution to the artistic exploration of the human condition.

These lectures are from The Great Courses

01-Tragedy-Defined.

02-Democracy-Culture-and-Tragedy.
03-Roots-of-a-Genre.
04-Production-and-Stagecraft.
05-Aeschylus-Creator-of-an-Art-Form.
06-The-Oresteia-Mythic-Background.
07-The-Oresteia-Agamemnon
08-The-Oresteia-Libation-Bearers-and-Eumenides.
09-A-Master-of-Spectacle.
10-The-Three-Electras.
11-The-Sophoclean-Hero.
12-Antigone-and-Creon.
13-Oedipus-the-King-I
14-Oedipus-the-King-II
15-Two-Tragedians-One-Hero.
16-Greek-Husband-Foreign-Wife.
17-Phaedra-Hippolytus-and-Aphrodites-Wrath.
18-Euripides-on-War-and-Women.
19-Euripides-the-Anti-Tragedian.
20-The-Last-Plays-of-Euripides.
21-Euripides-and-the-Gods.
22-The-Last-Plays-of-Sophocles.
23-Other-Tragedians-and-a-Comedian.
24-The-Tragic-Legacy.

European Thought and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries

24 Audio Lectures on European Thought and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Dr. Lloyd Kramer, the Dean E. Smith Distinguished Term Professor of History at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

These lectures provide an opportunity to explore the major thinkers, intellectual movements and historic challenges that shaped the mind of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The-Origins-of-20th-Century-European-Thought
What is Intellectual History?
Universities-Cities-and-the-Modern-Culture-Industry.
The Scientific Origins of the Enlightenment
Naturalism-in-Fin-de-Siecle-Literature.
The Emergence of the Modern Intellectual
The-New-Avant-Garde-Literary-Culture.
Cultural Meaning of The French Revolution.
Rethinking-the-Scientific-Tradition.
The-Emergence-of-Modern-Art.
Emile-Durkheim-and-French-Social-Thought.
Max-Weber-and-the-New-German-Sociology.
The-Great-War-and-Cultural-Pessimism.
Sigmund-Freud-and-Psychoanalytic-Theory.
Freud-Jung-and-the-Constraints-of-Civilized-Life.

Hegelianism and the Young Marx

The-Continental-Novel-Proust-Kafka-Mann.

 

A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton | Unabridged Audiobook

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