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Did any quotes of any writer ever inspired you in any way? From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake. These writer’s inspirational short talks are the main focus of this course.

This course is for you if you like to know more about the world’s great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project. This course will let you to the life of the world’s greatest writers.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Shakespeare and the Stage 00:15:00
Beowulf 00:13:00
Jonathan Swift and the Art of Undressing 00:11:00
18th Century Labouring Class Poetry 00:11:00
William Blake 00:12:00
Module: 02
George Eliot – A Very Large Brain 00:11:00
Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm Magazine 00:20:00
Olive Schreiner 00:11:00
J.M. Coetzee 00:13:00
Why Dickens? 00:10:00
Module: 03
Only Collect: An Introduction to the World of the Poetic Miscellany 00:14:00
The Lure of the East: the Oriental and Philosophical Tale in Eighteenth-Century England 00:13:00
John Milton 00:19:00
Mary Leapor 00:13:00
Ezra Pound 00:15:00
Module: 04
Chaucer 00:14:00
Julian Thompson on Wilkie Collins 00:17:00
What is a Great Writer? An academic panel discusses the question. 00:48:00
Great Writers Inspire- An Introduction to the Project 00:46:00
The Watsons: Jane Austen Practising 00:27:00
Module: 05
Jane Austen’s Manuscripts Explored 00:10:00
Dickens’s Points of View 00:32:00
What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 1 00:19:00
What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 2 00:06:00
What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 3 00:13:00
Module: 06
Shakespeare and Voice 00:08:00
Julian Thompson on Sir Walter Scott 00:18:00
Julian Thompson on Rudyard Kipling 00:20:00
Great Writers Inspire Great Writing 00:09:00
Oscar Wilde’s Women 00:16:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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