History

Germany – The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Nik Wachsmann (Birkbeck, University of London) explores the history of the Nazi concentration camps. We begin with a general introduction to the Nazi concentration camp system in module one. The second module considers ...

6 lectures

0:56:49

Prof. Nik Wachsmann

Birkbeck College, London

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

In this twenty-five part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Shakespeare’s King Lear. We begin with a broad introduction to the historical, political and intellectual context of early 17th-century England. After that, ...

25 lectures

3:11:30

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Stoker: Dracula

In this course, Professor Nick Groom (University of Exeter) explores Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, ‘Dracula’. In the first module, we provide a short history of vampires from the blood-sucking demons of the ancient world to the present day. In the ...

5 lectures

0:35:42

Prof. Nick Groom

Exeter University

English Literature

Romanticism

In this twelve-part course, Dr Ross Wilson (University of Cambridge) explores Romanticism, the literary movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the eighteenth century. In the first module, we think about the question of genre in ...

12 lectures

1:46:25

Dr Ross Wilson

Cambridge University

History

Russia: The Great Terror, 1936-38

In this course, Professor James Harris (University of Leeds) thinks about the Great Terror, Stalin’s campaign of political repression between 1936-38 that left more than 750,000 dead. In the first module, we think about the sources available for...

7 lectures

1:14:51

Prof. James Harris

Leeds University

History

Germany – The First World War, 1914-18

In this course, Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) thinks about the experience of ordinary Germans in the First World War. We begin by thinking about the attitudes of Germans towards the declaration of war in 1914, focusing in ...

5 lectures

0:58:04

Prof. Matthew Stibbe

Sheffield Hallam University

English Literature

The Poetry of the First World War

In this course, Dr Peter Howarth (Queen Mary University of London) explores the poetry of the First World War. We begin in the first module by providing a broad introduction to war poetry, thinking in particular about the basic conflict between...

9 lectures

1:18:39

Dr Peter Howarth

Queen Mary, University of London

English Literature

Modernism: 3. Critical Perspectives

In this course, Professor Max Saunders (King’s College, London) explores how critical perspectives on modernism have changed over time. In the first module, think about how modernist literature was received at the time it was created and how it is...

5 lectures

0:48:23

Prof. Max Saunders

King's College, London

English Literature

Modernism: 2. Literature

In this course, Professor Max Saunders (King’s College, London) explores some classic works of modernist literature. We begin with a discussion of Henry James’ What Maisie Knew in module one, focussing in particular on James’ narrative ...

5 lectures

0:44:57

Prof. Max Saunders

King's College, London

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Religion: Polis Religion

In this course, Professor Esther Eidinow (University of Bristol) thinks about Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood’s theory of ‘polis religion’ as a means of understanding Greek religious practice. We begin in the first module by thinking about some of the...

5 lectures

0:50:13

Prof. Esther Eidinow

Bristol University

English Literature

Modernism: 1. Context

In this course, Professor Max Saunders (King’s College, London) explores the literary movement of modernism in the context of the broader concept of modernity. We begin by introducing the terms ‘modernism’ and ‘modernity’ and think about the...

5 lectures

0:46:30

Prof. Max Saunders

King's College, London

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

In this twenty-one part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Shakespeare’s Othello. We begin with a broad introduction to the historical, political and intellectual context of early 17th-century England, before going...

21 lectures

3:30:20

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University