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Oxford University

D.H. Lawrence


with Catherine Brown



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D.H. Lawrence 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Naropa University

Writing Sources


with William S. Burroughs



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Writing Sources 3.67/5 (73.33%) 3 votes
Yale University

Dante in Translation


with Giuseppe Mazzotta          YouTube  - iTunes Video – iTunes Audio - Download



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Dante in Translation 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Brandeis University

Spenser and Milton


with William Flesch

1) Introduction: Allegory in Spenser and in Milton: Audio

2) Spenser: Book I of the Faerie Queene and the Spenserian stanza: Audio

3) Allegory and character in Spenser: Audio

4) More on allegory and character, inner and outer, with the examples of Orgoglio and of Despayre in Book I: Audio

5) Spenser: Book II: Spenser and certainty.  Guyon’s priggishness: Audio

6) Book II: Temperance and self-restraint.  The pleasures of self-restraint.  Mirth and Mammon: Audio

7) Book II: The Bower of Blisse and the Lovely Lay sung there: Audio

8) Book III: Why do Guyon and Britomart (Temperance and Chastity) fight?: Audio

9) Book III: Britomart and allegory: Audio

10) Book III: Allegory and human individuality: Audio

11) Book III: Amoret, Belphoebe and what the House of Busirane is for:Audio

12) What it’s like to live in the Land of Faery; the Garden of Adonis: Audio

13) Matter and Form in the Garden of Adonis: Audio

14) Book IV: Love and Friendship: Audio

15) Book IV: The Friend as Second Self: Audio

16) Book IV: Scudamor at the Temple of Venus: Audio

17) Book V: Varieties of Justice: Audio

18) Books V and VI: The relation of Justice to Courtesy: Audio

19) Variety and Uniformity in Books V and VI: Audio

20) Book VI as pastoral: Audio

21) Last, best class on the Faerie Queene: Scopophilia and narrative: Audio

22) Milton: Lycidas: Audio

23) Contrasts and Debates in Milton: Audio

24) Lycidas and Comus: Audio

25) Comus, rape, and freedom: Audio

26) Paradise Lost and freedom: Audio

27) Paradise Lost: The mind is its own place.  The Lady from Comus and Satan: Audio

28) Paradise Lost as anti-allegorical poem.  Invocation to Book 3: Audio

29) Paradise Lost: Who gets to judge God’s ways?: Audio

30) Paradise Lost: Warnings and failures to warn: Audio

31) Paradise Lost: Prayer and Invocation: Audio

32) Dreams, allegories, and other minds in Milton: Audio

33) Moral typologies in Paradise Lost: Audio

34) How humans think things through in Milton: Audio

35) Temptation in Paradise Lost, Areopagitica and Paradise Regained:Audio

36) Last class: Samson and his blindness.  Closet drama: Audio



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Spenser and Milton 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Oxford University

Literature and Form


with Catherine Brown           iTunes Video – iTunes Audio – Institute Web



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Literature and Form 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

Literature in English: Late-17th to Mid-19th Century


with Charles Altieri



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Literature in English: Late-17th to Mid-19th Century 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Oxford University

George Eliot


with Catherine Brown



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George Eliot 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Los Angeles

Holocaust in Film and Literature


with Todd Presner



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Holocaust in Film and Literature 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
4 weeks long
15th Jul 2013
Canvas
Stunt Writing for Personal Growth 3.00/5 (60.00%) 1 vote
University of Michigan

Shakespeare’s Principal Plays


with Ralph Williams          iTunes Audio – Institute Web



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Shakespeare’s Principal Plays 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Brandeis University

Survey of Shakespeare’s Plays


with William Flesch

1. Introduction on Shakespeare’s thinking about time, especially in Sonnet 73, and then Richard II: Audio

2. Richard II, part 2: Audio

3. Richard II, part 3: Audio

4. Richard II, concluded; Midsummer Night’s Dream: Audio

5. Midsummer Night’s Dream concluded: Audio

6. Merchant of Venice: Audio

7. Hamlet, part 1: The idea of revenge: Audio

8. Hamlet, part 2: Introspection vs. drama: Audio

9. Hamlet, concluded: The circumstances of revenge and moral luck: Audio

10.  King Lear, part 1: Audio

11. King Lear, part 2: Audio

12. King Lear, concluded: Audio

13. Macbeth, part 1: Audio

14. Macbeth, concluded: Audio

15.  Antony and Cleopatra, part 1: Audio

16.  Antony and Cleopatra, part 2:  Audio

17.  Antony and Cleopatra, part 3: Antony: Audio

18.  Antony and Cleopatra, concluded: Audio

19: The Winter’s Tale, part 1: Things Dying: Audio

20.  The Winter’s Tale,  and the course, concluded: Things New Born Audio



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Survey of Shakespeare’s Plays 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes
New York University

American Literature I: Beginnings to Civil War


with Cyrus Patell           YouTube  – iTunes Video – Institute Web



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American Literature I: Beginnings to Civil War 2.67/5 (53.33%) 3 votes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Darwin and Design


with James Paradis



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Darwin and Design 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

Existentialism in Literature & Film


with Hubert Dreyfus           iTunes – Institute Web



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Existentialism in Literature & Film 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Yale University

Cervantes’ Don Quixote


with Roberto González Echevarría    YouTube – iTunes Video – iTunes Audio – Institute Web



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Cervantes’ Don Quixote 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes
Naropa University

Jack Kerouac


with Allen Ginsberg          Part 1Part 2



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Jack Kerouac 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Contemporary Literature


with Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan           YouTube – Institute Web



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Contemporary Literature 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes
Naropa University

Expansive Poetics


with Allen Ginsberg

http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_part_1_June_1981_81P113
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_2_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P121 
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_3_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P122
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_4_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P123
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_5_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P124
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_6_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P125
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_8_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P127
http://archive.org/details/Allen_Ginsberg_Class_11_Expansive_Poetics_July_1981_81P130



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Expansive Poetics 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Yale University

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner


with Wai Chee Dimock           YouTube – iTunes – Institute Web



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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Harvard University

Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays


with Marjorie Garber



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Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Emory University

Science Fiction and Politics


with Courtney Brown           iTunes Audio – Institute Web



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Science Fiction and Politics 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Michigan State University

Thinking Like a Writer


with Jeff Grabill

5 weeks long
1st Jul 2013
Canvas
Thinking Like a Writer 4.00/5 (80.00%) 2 votes

Creative Writing: A Master Class


with Alison Ersheid



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Creative Writing: A Master Class 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Washington College

The Hobbit


with Corey Olsen          iTunes – Institute Web



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The Hobbit 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Oxford University

Approaching Shakespeare


with Emma Smith



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Approaching Shakespeare 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Brandeis University

Restoration and 18th Century Poetry: From Dryden to Wordsworth


with William Flesch

1) Introduction: Poetic form and the resourcefulness it requires: Audio

2) Dryden on Oldham and Oldham on Sodom. Dryden’s scatology: Audio

3) Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel. Antithetical style and heroic couplet:Audio

4) Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel. Dryden’s skepticism about perfectibility: Audio

5) Dryden: Religio Laici and poets’ claims to political and philosophical expertise: Audio

6) Dryden: Conclusion of discussion of both Absalom and Achitophel and Religio Laici: Audio

7) Dryden’s Subtlety: Audio

8) Dryden’s conclusions: his late masques and essays; his prose and his digressiveness: Audio

9) Rochester vs. Dryden; Rochester’s skill and range: Audio

10) Rochester.  Definitely NSFW, but with considerable psychological acuity: Audio

11) Swift. Also NSFW. Swift’s scatology: Audio

12) Swift on himself and on Stella and on his contemporaries: Audio

13) Pope. Introduction and Essay on Criticism: Audio

14) Pope. Essay on Criticism, Eloisa to Abelard, Rape of the Lock: Audio

15) Pope and how poetry becomes topical.  Arbuthnot, Rape of the Lock:Audio

16) Pope’s Satires and To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady: Audio

17) Last Class on Pope: Dunciad: Audio

18) Doctor Johnson as poet. His Proto-Romanticism: Audio

19) Thomson and Collins as Proto-Romantics: Audio

20) Young, Gray, and the advent of Romanticism: Audio

21) Christopher Smart: Prayer and Praise: Audio

22) Goldsmith and Cowper: Audio

23) Barbauld and Baillie: Audio

24) Burns, Blake, and perspectives on innocence: Audio

25) Wordsworth and Coleridge in 1798: Audio

26) Last class, return to Pope’s Essay on Man, and retrospective on course:Audio



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Restoration and 18th Century Poetry: From Dryden to Wordsworth 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Stanford University

The Literature of Crisis


with Marsh McCall & Martin Evans



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The Literature of Crisis 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Yale University

The American Novel Since 1945


with Amy Hungerford    YouTube – iTunes Audio –iTunes Video – Institute Web



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The American Novel Since 1945 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

Shakespeare


with Charles Altieri          iTunes – Institute Web



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Shakespeare 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote


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This Craft of Verse: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes
Stanford University

The Art of Living


with Stanford Team



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The Art of Living 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Yale University

Milton


with John Rogers     YouTube – iTunes Audio - iTunes Video – Institute Web 



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Milton 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Naropa University

Creative Reading


with William S. Burroughs          Part 1Part 2



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Creative Reading 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of Warwick

Literature and Psychoanalysis


with John Fletcher



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Literature and Psychoanalysis 2.80/5 (56.00%) 5 votes
University of California, Berkeley

British and American Poetry: 1900 to the Present


with Charles Altieri



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British and American Poetry: 1900 to the Present 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Stanford University

Virgil’s Aeneid: Anatomy of a Classic


with Susanna Braund



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Virgil’s Aeneid: Anatomy of a Classic 4.00/5 (80.00%) 3 votes
Yale University

Modern Poetry


with Langdon Hammer



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Modern Poetry 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Harvard University

Invitation to World Literature


with David Damrosch



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Invitation to World Literature 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Los Angeles

Holocaust in Film and Literature


with Todd Presner



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Holocaust in Film and Literature 3.00/5 (60.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

From Gods and Back


with Hubert Dreyfus



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From Gods and Back 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

Introduction to Pre-Modern Japanese Literature and Culture


with John Wallace



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Introduction to Pre-Modern Japanese Literature and Culture 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Yale University

Introduction to Theory of Literature


with Paul H. Fry           YouTube – iTunes Audio –iTunes Video – Institute Web



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Introduction to Theory of Literature 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
University of California, Berkeley

Existentialism in Literature & Film


with Hubert Dreyfus  iTunesInstitute Web



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Existentialism in Literature & Film 3.00/5 (60.00%) 1 vote
Missouri State University

Survey of American Literature II


with Clark Closser



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Survey of American Literature II 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Oxford University

Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre


with Oxford Team          iTunes – Institute Web



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Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote
Brandeis University

The Western Canon: From Homer to Milton


with William Flesch

1. Introductory lecture on the legendary and the real Homer as treated by Dante and Milton: Audio

2. Homeric simile in The Iliad: Audio

3. Iliad, mainly Book 6: Audio

4. Iliad: Hektor frightens Astyanax; Achilleus plays the lyre: Audio

5. Iliad: Achilleus, Patroklos, Hektor, Priam, and the laws of hospitality:Audio

6. The Odyssey: Funeral games and gift-giving  (a bit truncated due to glitch): Audio

7. Odyssey: Gifr-giving and hospitality: Audio

8. Odyssey: The Use of oral formulae: Audio

9. Odyssey: Why Odysseus is “no man”: Audio

10. Odyssey: Conclusion, including reunion and two greatest similes in the poem: Audio

11. Plato, Socrates, Zeno, Forms: Audio

12. Plato: The Cave and the argument against poetry: Audio

13. Aristophanes’s Clouds: his Socrates vs. Plato’s: Audio

14. Ovid: and his influence on Milton: Audio

15. Ovid and Virgil and their relation to Homer: Audio

16. Virgil’s sublimity: Audio

17. Virgil’s Homeric recapitulations. Doctor Johnson’s strictures: Audio

18. Dante: Introduction. Terza Rima. Dante’s Virgil. Topography of Hell:Audio

19. Dante: Inferno. Love, justice, desire: Audio

20. Dante: Inferno and Purgatorio: topographic ordering of sins in both, from least bad to worst: Audio

21. Dante: Purgatorio.  Contrapasso and allopathic punishment in Purgatory vs. homeopathic punishment in hell: Audio

22.  Dante: Purgatorio and Paradiso: Love and gravity; the idea of theodicy:Audio

23: Dante: Paradiso, the Universe, and everything: Audio

24. Milton: Paradiso and Paradise Lost: Audio

25. Milton: Paradise Lost and its antecedents in our reading: Audio

26. Milton: Freedom of conscience and guilt in Paradise Lost: Audio

27. Milton: Paradise Lost and conclusion of the course: parallels between all worlds; angelic sex; love and Adam’s self-sacrifice for Eve and hers for him: Audio



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The Western Canon: From Homer to Milton 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote