Free Online Literature Courses

10 Literature Courses

Cervantes' Don Quixote

Yale University

The course facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain. Students are also expected to read...

D.H. Lawrence

University of Oxford

Lecture Series looking at D.H. Lawrence, author of Women in Love, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. These lectures focus on specific aspects of Lawrence's...

Dante's Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise

Yale University

The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De...

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner

Yale University

This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United...

Literary Theory

Yale University

This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate,...

Old English in Context

University of Oxford

This course from Oxford University delves into the historical and social context of Old English literature.

Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays

Harvard University

This Shakespeare course focuses on Shakespeare's later plays beginning with Measure for Measure and ending with The Tempest. Building on the discussions of individual...

The American Novel Since 1945

Yale University

In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments...

The Poetry of John Milton

Yale University

A study of Milton's poetry, with some attention to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of...