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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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University of Oxford
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Stephen Farthing
Date Added:
02/24/2011
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
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Peter Millican
Date Added:
02/19/2010
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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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includesdownloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Feminist Approaches to Literature
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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 the political aspects of literature. The 'Feminist Approaches to Literature' essay presents a basic introduction to feminist literary theory, and a compendium of Great Writers Inspire resources that can be approached from a feminist perspective. It 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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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Alex Pryce
Erin Johnson
Jennifer Batt
Kate O'Connor
Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Geoffrey Chaucer
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Geoffrey Chaucer 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: James Joyce
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of James Joyce 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Jane Austen
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Jane Austen 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: John Milton
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of John Milton 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Virginia Woolf
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Virginia Woolf 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 and Composition
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Reading
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Walt Whitman
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Walt Whitman 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: William Blake
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of William Blake 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: William Shakespeare
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of William Shakespeare 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 and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Date Added:
11/11/2019
Postcolonial Women Writers
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Professor Elleke Boehmer notes the distinct lack of women writers on the Post/Colonial Writing page of the Great Writers website, and explores why this is the case. She draws attention to the phenomenon of double colonization and, taking Scottish/South African author Zoe Wicomb as an example, looks at the marketing and publishing industries to discuss why postcolonial women writers are less well-known than their male counterparts. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies
Date Added:
10/08/2012
Shakespeare and Voice
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Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare's poetry and plays lend themselves to vocal performance by discussing how breath can be used to 'punctuate the thought'. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Linda Gates
Date Added:
08/01/2012
Victorian Poetry and Fiction
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This collection of Victorian Poetry and Fiction on the Great Writers Inspire site includes a selection of writers we feel to be particularly inspiring in an age dominated by authors and literature. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. This landing page allows users to explore topics such as The Victorian Gothic, Victorian Publishing History, Literature and Religion as well as majors authors.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Primary Source
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Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Charlotte Barrett
Date Added:
11/11/2019