26 de agosto de 2011

Cursos Online de Literatura

Tal como o título permite antever, neste post tenho como objectivo reunir material relacionado com literatura, disponibilizado gratuitamente por diversas universidades de renome.
A grande maioria do conteúdo aqui divulgado inclui gravações vídeo e/ou aúdio de aulas, sendo este organizado por universidade, especificando o docente responsável e apresentando os links para o respectivo website e lista de reprodução no Youtube (se aplicável).
  • The American Novel Since 1945
Docente: Amy Hungerford, 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 of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.
  • Introduction to Theory of Literature
Docente: Paul H. Fry, 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, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
  • Modern Poetry
Docente: Langdon Hammer, Yale University
This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners. The authors discussed range from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost with additional lectures on the poetry of World War One, Imagism, and the Harlem Renaissance. Diverse methods of literary criticism are employed, such as historical, biographical, and gender criticism.
  • Milton
Docente: John Rogers, Yale University
This class is a study of Milton's poetry, with attention paid to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of English poetry. Throughout the course, Professor Rogers explores the advantages and limitations of a diverse range of interpretive techniques and theoretical concerns in Milton scholarship and criticism. Lectures include close readings of lyric and epic poetry, prose, and letters; biographical inquiries; examinations of historical and political contexts; and engagement with critical debates.
  • Cervantes' Don Quixote
Docente: Roberto González Echevarría, 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 four of Cervantes' Exemplary Stories, Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook, and J.H. Elliott's Imperial Spain. Cervantes' work will be discussed in relation to paintings by Velázquez. The question of why Don Quixote is read today will be addressed throughout the course. Students are expected to know the book, the background readings and the materials covered in the lectures and class discussions.
  • Dante in Translation
Docente: Giuseppe Mazzotta, 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 vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attention paid to political, philosophical and theological concerns. Topics in the Divine Comedy explored over the course of the semester include the relationship between ethics and aesthetics; love and knowledge; and exile and history.
  • Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
Docente: Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University
Website - Youtube
  This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.
  • Introduction to World Literature
Docente: David Damrosch, Harvard University
Our own time and place is a world shaped by all that has come before, not just the physical world we inherit, but the world of our own imagining. The stories of previous ages and different places are part of our heritage; perhaps, given our species' propensity for storytelling, they are part of our DNA (figuratively speaking).
This multimedia series, Invitation to World Literature, offers you a passport to this rich heritage via thirteen works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions. These are books that we hope spark your interest, or satisfy long-standing curiosity about things you wished you had read, or introduce works that are new to you, opening up a world of connections and experiences.
  • Homeric Odyssey and the Cultivation of Justice
Docente: Gregory Nagy, Harvard University
The series consists of four units, and features reading of the Homeric Odyssey (in the beautiful English translation of Samuel Butler), lectures by the professor and teaching fellows [through RealVideo], other video materials and dialogues, and questions to consider as you read.Previous experience with ancient Greek Literature is emphatically not required, and new-comers to Homer are heartily encouraged to explore this site! There are no prerequisites for this series, and all materials are available in English over the internet. To repeat, knowledge of Greek is not required.
  • Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays
Docentes: Marjorie Garber e William R. Kenan, Harvard University
This course focuses on Shakespeare’s later plays beginning with Measure for Measure and ending with The Tempest. Building on the discussions of individual plays in Marjorie Garber’s book Shakespeare After All, this course takes note of key themes, issues, and interpretations of the plays, focusing on questions of genre, gender, politics, family relations, silence and speech, and cultural power from both above and below (royalty, nobility, and the court; clowns and fools).
  • Tolkien at Oxford
Docentes: Elizabeth Solopova e Stuart Lee, Oxford University
Podcasts that explore the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and Oxford University, where he both studied and worked.
  • American Literature I
Docente: Cyrus Patell, New York University
This course is a survey of American literature and literary history, from the early colonial period to the eve of the Civil War. Our goal will be to acquire a grasp of the canon of American literature as it is typically conceived and the various logics behind its construction.
  • Holocaust in Film and Literature
Docente: Todd Presner, University of California, Los Angeles
Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film.
  • The Contemporary Novel: Magical Realism
Docente: Lois Zamora, University of Houston
This course will focus on recent novels that have been described by the term "magical realism." Magical realism engages the usual devises of narrative realism, but with a difference: the supernatural is an ordinary matter, an everyday occurrence, accepted and integrated into the rationality and materiality of literary realism.
  • Nobel Prize Winners in Literature
Docente: Irving Rothman, University of Houston
Examination of selected works by winners of the Nobel Prize in literature in prose, poetry, and drama, focusing on literary techniques and the cultural background and significance of the work.
  • Masterpieces of British Literature to the Eighteenth Century
Docente: John McNamara, University of Houston
Works by major British authors representative of medieval, Renaissance, and neoclassical periods.

4 comentários:

  1. Que interessante. Vou guardar este post para mais tarde, na esperança de um momento com tempo... :(

    Sei que o Instituto Camões também tem cursos de Literatura on-line (mas duvido que sejam gratuitos).

  2. Eu vou continuar a investigar e actualizo a lista sem que tal se justifique.

  3. Obrigada Ricardo. É muito interessante mesmo. Vou ver com mais atenção assim que for possível.

    Em resposta a Olinda P.Gil atrevo-me a confirmar que o Instituto Luís de Camões também tem cursos de literatura on-line, mas são dispendiosos financeiramente. Sei-o perfeitamente, porque contactei o Instituto há dois anos e solicitei informações sobre os mesmos.

  4. No futuro talvez crie uma nova secção para incluir os cursos pagos. Terei de investigar.


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