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O, to be in England - Learning Curve lecture series with Susannah Fullerton

O, to be in England - Learning Curve lecture series with Susannah Fullerton

Each lecture examines a certain aspect of English landscape or English history through a poem, novel, play or diary. Discover how industrial cities, cathedral cities and villages have been portrayed, see London through the eyes of diarist Samuel Pepys, learn about Shakespeare’s portrayal of a faulty English king, and see how Arthurian England was re-invented and romanticised. The English on the move, the English at war, and the English at work and at play – these will be all be discussed.

9 Tracks
01 Arthurian England: Tennyson and 'The Lady of Shallot'
02 Royal England: Shakespeare and King Richard II
03 England's capital: Samuel Pepys and his diary
04 Aristocratic England: Alexander Pope and 'The rape of the lock'
05 The rolling English road: Henry Fielding and 'The history of Tom Jones'
06 Village England: James Austen and 'Emma'
07 The English cathedral city: Anthony Trollope and 'Barchester Towers'
08 Industrial England: Elizabeth Gaskell and 'North and south'
09 England at war: Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and their war poems