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English Literature: Be as Informed as a Literature Graduate

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The development of English Literature from its earliest texts to the present day

What you'll learn:
  • You will learn about the development of genres, language and ideas in English Literature
  • You will learn about a variety of authors, their lives and how they influenced English Literature
  • You will learn about literary forms
  • The course looks primarily at English Literature but also covers American, Irish, Canadian and Australian literature in English
  • After the course, you will be able to discuss literature with the literati.
  • This course will help you if you are thinking of taking or have already started an English Literature degree
  • You will be able to carry out individual textual analysis plus understand texts within their literary and historical background
  • You will understand different approaches to literary criticism.
  • Learn about the use of literary devices.
  • You will discover how the English language progressed from Anglo-Saxon to Middle English to Early Modern English to Modern English.
  • You will be invited to the course Zoom book club where you can discuss your reading with other students if you choose to do so.
  • The course includes insights into the history of the United Kingdom, Ireland and USA.
  • You will discover books that you will love.
  • Learn in a course which is in depth, taught by a native English speaker based in the UK

'If you look by the measure how personalized a course feels to a learner, no other course can match it. It does not give feel of an online course, it feels that you are being personally tutored by Eve. The course is a pretty detailed one and leaves you with intense desire to read all she has suggested in the videos.'

Suhrid Bhatnagar

'It was enjoyable, interesting and definitely widened my knowledge of the world of literature. Loved it.'


Do you want to discover the highlights of English literature and become well informed about some of the world's best known writers? Do you want to learn about the development of literature, language and ideas? Maybe you need to pass a citizenship test or college entrance exam. This course will give you a thorough grounding in English Literature.

If you have always wanted to be a literature buff but didn't know where to start, this course is for you. Maybe you are already knowledgeable about English Literature but would like to learn a little bit more about its history and the development of language and ideas. Maybe you are thinking of taking a college course in English Literature and want a taster to see if it is for you. You may need a knowledge of English language and literature to pass a citizenship test or gain access to a higher education institution. If so, this course is in depth enough to meet your needs.

This is an in depth course in English Literature . Presented the way a literature degree at any respected university would be structured, it looks at every major era of English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day, covering the major authors in each era. We also look at the development of the English Language, English history and the development of ideas from medieval heroicism to postmodernism. This is not just a collection of my personal favourite writers: it's very much based on the English literary cannon. We also look atAmerican, Australian, Canadian and Irish literature in English. Along the way we'll cover works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Austen, Tennyson, the Brontes, Dickens, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, William Faulkner, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Beckett, Yeats, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Haddon... There's something here for everyone.

The reading list is pretty extensive but you can dip in and out of it and no prior knowledge of the texts is required.

With a degree in English Literature and a Master's in Old English from the respected Queen's University of Belfast as well as being a writer myself, I will be your guide on a literary odyssey which spans 13 centuries and more than 47 writers.

Join today to

  • Discover timeless stories and poetry you will love

  • Grow confidence in your knowledge of literature

  • Learn about the development of the English language

  • Understand cultural and ideological shifts found in English Literature

Udemy has a 30 day money back guarantee so you can enroll without risk. I'm looking forward to joining you on the course.

Taught by

Eve Williams MMus


4.7 rating at Udemy based on 1139 ratings

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