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Literature of the English Country House

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About

Take a journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde with Literature of the English Country House at The University of Sheffield by FutureLearn.

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Overview

For over 450 years, country houses have attracted the attention of celebrated writers like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. On this course we’ll trace this history with experts from the University of Sheffield’s School of English who will share with us the approaches that they take in their own research.

Key facts:

Through Literature of the English Country House at The University of Sheffield by FutureLearn  you will investigate and discuss the role and representation of the English country house in literature, and learn how to build your own authoritative interpretation of these texts.

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • Extracts from novels, manuscripts, poetry and drama
  • Selected works from Thomas More, Margaret Cavendish, Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde
  • Lesser known forms of texts and less familiar authors
  • Literary research approaches of experts from the University of Sheffield School of English
  • The material conditions in which country house literature originally appeared

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys reading and discussing literary texts in English. It may also help those who are preparing for further study in English Literature, as it gives a good foundation in analysing texts. 
  • If you are already at degree level in English or another subject, this course could be a good supplement to your studies. Ultimately though, this course is suitable for anyone who loves country houses and great literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital certificate for $15.83/month. 

Funding

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