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Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott
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Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights, Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott, to emphasize the impact of Caribbean literature upon the postcolonial world. By using biographical and historical detail to support his analysis of some of Cesaire and Walcott's key texts, Allen offers insight into what it means to be a Caribbean writer - looking back to a colonial past, and forward to a global future. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
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University of Oxford
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Jason Allen, Dominic Davies
Date Added:
08/24/2012
Approaching Shakespeare Lecture Series
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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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University of Oxford
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Author:
Emma Smith
Date Added:
01/06/2013
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Information Science
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University of Oxford
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Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Date Added:
08/20/2012
Bio-Ethics Bites Lectures
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Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging medical technologies and looks to answer questions such as selling organs, euthanasia and whether should we clone people. The series consists of a series of interviews by leading bioethics academics and is aimed at individuals looking to explore often difficult and confusing questions surrounding medical ethics. The series lays out the issue in a clear and precise way and looks to show all sides of the debate.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Arts and Humanities
Genetics
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University of Oxford
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Jonathan Wolf|Julian Savulescu|Jeff McMahan|Peter Singer|Nick Bostrom|Onora O'Neill|Jonathan Wolf|Tim Lewens|Hanna Pickard|Molly Crocket|Patricia Churchland
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10/03/2011
Bioethics: An Introduction Lecture Series
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An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. These podcasts will explain key moral theories, common moral arguments, and some background logic.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Marianne Talbot
Date Added:
05/29/2012
Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature
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Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils. This podcast is part of the Literature, Art and Oxford series from Oxford University.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lecture
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Paul Eggert
Date Added:
03/09/2011
Centre for the Study of African Economies
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This series focuses on the work of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. These short talks look at specific research topics within the CSAE and are aimed at people who are interested in learning more about African and other world Economies such as Latin America. CSAE researchers often use unique data which give them unrivaled insight into the underlying issues. The resulting policy recommendations address questions in the economic and political spheres as well as in civil society in developing countries.

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Economics
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Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Alan Gilbert
Danielle H. sandler
Eric Aligula
Maria Hoek-Smit
Paul Collier
Sumila Gulyani
Tim Leunig
Date Added:
06/25/2012
Critical Reasoning for Beginners
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Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them? In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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University of Oxford
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Author:
Marianne Talbot
Date Added:
01/29/2010
DH Lawrence: A Postcolonial Writer?
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Professor Peter McDonald draws on the work of Indian novelist and literary critic, Amit Chaudhuri, to open up new ways of how we can think about D.H. Lawrence, not only as a Modernist, but also as a Post/Colonial writer. Peter then turns to Lawrence's short story, 'The Woman Who Rode Away' (1924), set in rural Mexico, in order to demonstrate how his literature runs against the grain of distinctly Western modes of thought. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lecture
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Peter McDonald
Date Added:
08/28/2012
D.H. Lawrence Lecture Series
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Lecture Series looking at D.H. Lawrence, author of Women in Love, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. These lectures focus on specific aspects of Lawrence's writing; from his use of humour to his views on Christianity.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Catherine Brown
Date Added:
01/06/2013
Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern World
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The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of analyzing statistics or mathematics.

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University of Oxford
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Author:
David Coleman
Date Added:
04/26/2012
A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'.
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Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. In her reading, she seeks out allusions to Shakespearean plays including Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She then answers questions about the poem. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Sally Bayley
Date Added:
07/16/2012
The Elements of Drawing Lectures
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Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin's teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Stephen Farthing
Date Added:
02/24/2011
GG Computer Vision Practicals
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The Oxford Visual Geomery Groups Computer Vision Practicals is a collection of MATLAB-based self-contained hands-on lab experiences introducing fundamental concepts in visual recognition, including: extracting and matching local features to identify an object in two images regardless of variations in viewpoint, illumination, and other factors; quantising local features into visual words to index and search a large archive of images efficiently; representing images as statistics of local features for coarse image matching and its application to the recognition of object categories; learning image classifiers discriminatively, and in particular support vector machines; evaluating the performance of a retrieval system. The practicals are briefly described below. You can also review the requirements and installation instructions.

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Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Paris 2013"
"Visual Geometry Group Department of Engineering Science. Summer School
Date Added:
07/14/2015
General Philosophy Lectures
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue. Individuals interested in the 'big' questions about life such as how we perceive the world, who we are in the world and whether we are free to act will find this series informative, comprehensive and accessible.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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Full Course
Lecture
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University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Peter Millican
Date Added:
02/19/2010
George Eliot Lecture Series
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This mini-series is intended to introduce George Eliot to undergraduates. The first lecture ranges widely across her works, including her atypical novella 'The Lifted Veil'. It notes the power and range of Eliot's intellect, and her changing attitudes to the proper function and remit of the intellect and consciousness. The second lecture considers how narrative justice operates in relation to the genres of comedy and tragedy, in works including 'Adam Bede' and 'Daniel Deronda'. The third lecture encourages its audience to see itself as part of the latest stage in Eliot's British reception history, which is traced from her lifetime onwards with particular concentration on the trough her reputation suffered in the first three decades of the twentieth century. This final lecture is accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Catherine Brown
Date Added:
01/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Labouring-class Writing
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In 1758, Samuel Johnson noted that the itch of scribbling had seized the nation. 'The rage of writing has seized the old and young' across all segments of society, he observed, so that now 'the cook warbles her lyrics in the kitchen, and the thrasher vociferates his heroics in the barn.' Johnson's observation drew attention to an important development in the eighteenth century literary world: the emergence of the labouring class writer. Over the course of the century increasing numbers of agricultural labourers, household servants, bricklayers, shoemakers, milkmaids, soldiers and sailors not only tool up writing, but also published their work, and, in some cases, made a significant impact on contemporary literary culture. This collection of resources looks at these writers.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lecture
Reading
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University of Oxford
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Author:
Jennifer Batt
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Oriental Fiction
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This collection of resources considers the role of Oriental fiction in the development of the English novel in the 18th century.

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Literature
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University of Oxford
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Ros Ballaster
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Poetic Miscellanies
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Poetic miscellanies represent a particularly important and popular mediation of poetry in the eighteenth century, since they represent one of the most visible points of contact between the shaping of the literary canon, and the commercial demands of print culture. Yet they remain little used or studied because of their bewildering number and variety: at the most conservative estimate, there were a thousand published between 1700-1800, yet the contents of most of these are relatively unknown and unexamined. In this collection, you will be able to learn more about and explore some miscellanies from the time.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lecture
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University of Oxford
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Abigail Williams
Adam Rounce
John Clargo
Laurence Williams
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Aphra Behn
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Aphra Behn resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Ben Jonson
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Ben Jonson resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Charles Dickens
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Charles Dickens resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Charlotte Brontモe
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Charlotte Brontモe resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Christopher Marlowe
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Christopher Marlowe resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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University of Oxford
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Colonial Writers
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The writers included in this collection of resources present richer understandings of exactly what it means to be a "colonial", to be writing from a "colony". If it is the short stories of Rudyard Kipling, with their subtle critiques of Anglo-Indian society, the bleak ambivalence of Joseph Conrad's winding syntax, or the outright anti-imperial critiques of Olive Schreiner, these writers configure a space that can be considered at least postcolonial, if not anti-colonial, into their fiction.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lecture
Reading
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Author:
Dominic Davies
Elleke Boehmer
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: D.H. Lawrence
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of D.H. Lawrence resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Derek Walcott
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Derek Walcott resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio lectures and downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Early Modern Drama on the Page and Stage
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Many books and university courses, trying to compensate for a history of the neglect or mistrust of plays as performance, use the phrase "from page to stage" to think about the dramatic possibilities of their texts. In fact, for the early modern theatre, the phrase needs to be the other way around--from stage to page. Plays were performances first, and only later, and then only sometimes, books. This section of Great Writers gathers resources--podcasts, eBooks, websites--to explore the two interconnected lives of the early modern play--as an event in time and space on the stage of the Globe or Blackfriars theatre, and as a material printed object, on sale to Elizabethan and Jacobean readers in the booksellers' quarter around St Paul's Churchyard.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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University of Oxford
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Emma Smith
Kate O'Connor
Katherine Duncan-Jones
Tiffany Stern
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Economic and Social Literary Criticism
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This section brings together resources from the across the Great Writers Inspire site to illustrate how these can be used as a starting point for exploration of or classroom discussion about economic and social literary criticism. The 'Economic and Social Literary Criticism' essay introduces a series of topics and questions and gives examples of resources to explore. It is aimed at teachers, students and anyone who is interested in literature who wants to put text into context and be inspired by Great Writers.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Reading
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University of Oxford
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Emma Smith
Jennifer Batt
Kate O'Connor
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Edward Thomas
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Edward Thomas resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Emily Dickinson
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Emily Dickinson resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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02/06/2013
Great Writers Inspire: Ezra Pound
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Ezra Pound resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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University of Oxford
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02/06/2013