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by Hubert L. Dreyfus
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This course will compare and contrast the Greek, Medieval, and modern worlds, as reflected in their greatest literature...

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by Hubert L. Dreyfus
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The Existentialism in Literature and Film course, taught by professor Hubert L. Dreyfus, cuts right to the roots of existentialist thought, looking at the works of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and examining Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov in depth.

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by Emma Smith
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In this ongoing course presented by Oxford, Professor Emma Smith takes on one Shakespeare play at a time, asking a specific question on each that will hopefully shed fresh light on his work as a whole.

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by Peter Meineck
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In this lecture professor Peter Meineck introduces Ancient Greek drama and explains why he feels it is still so popular and powerful today.

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by Susanna Braund
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The central text in the canon of Latin literature is Virgil’s Aeneid, an epic poem in twelve books composed more than two thousand years ago under the Roman emperor Augustus.

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by Marsh McCall
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This Intro to Humanities course entitled "The Literature of Crisis" explores crisis when it occurs at the personal, familial, and societal levels through six major works of literature.

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by Don Swaim
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Wired for Books is offering a page full of downloadable MP3 interviews with many of the best authors in contemporary literature. Compiled from the 1980s CBS Radio show, Book Beat, these interviews feature journalist Don Swaim spending roughly a half hour with the author discussing their books.

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by Harold Bloom
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Mr. Bloom talked about his book, How to Read and Why, published by Scribner.

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by Timothy Morton
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Who were the Romantics? In this free course conducted by Timothy Morton, listeners will learn about an innovative literary period between 1790 and 1820 that produced influential writers such as William Blake, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley.

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by John Mullan
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Two advocates and a group of gifted actors pit Wuthering Heights author Emily Bronte up against the works of Jane Austen in this streaming lecture provided by Intelligence Squared.

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