British Literature

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

3. Chaucer – A Man of Unusual Cultivation

4. Spencer – The Faerie Queene

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
46-20th-Century-English-Poetry-Two-Traditions.

47-British-Fiction-from-James-to-Rushdie.

48-New-Theatre-New-Literary-Worlds.

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30 Minutes Lectures by Dr. Timothy A. Spurgin, Bonnie Glidden Buchanan Professor of English Literature and Associate Professor of English, Lawrence University.

These lectures are from the Teaching Company

🎙1. The “Englishness” of the English Novel

🎙2. Historical Context of Early English Fiction

🎙3. The Rise of the Novel-Richardson and Fielding

🎙4. After 1750-Sterne, Burney, and Radcliffe

🎙5. Austen and the Comedic Tradition

🎙6. Austen and the History of Consciousness

🎙7. Dickens-Early Works

🎙8. Novelists of the 1840s – Thackeray

 

🎙10. After 1870 – Review and Preview

🎙11. Eliot and the Multiplot Novel

🎙12. Eliot and the Unfolding of Character

🎙14. James and the Art of Fiction
🎙15. Conrad and the “Scamble of Africa”
🎙16. Ford and Forster – Transition to Modernism
🎙17. Lawrence and the “Bright Book of Life”
🎙18. Joyce-Dublin and Dubliners
🎙20. The Impact of the Novel
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