John Keats (Bloom's Major Poets)John Keats is unique among all post-Shakespearean poets in that he offers "an example of what human life at its most wise and compassionate," according to Bloom. Study his "Ode to a Grecian Urn," "The Eve of St. Agnes," and others. This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School. History’s greatest poets are covered in one series with expert analysis by Harold Bloom and other critics.
Just Write It!: How to develop top-class university writing skills
Just Write It! is a writing skills book with a difference. It teaches students to unblock their preconceptions and negative thoughts about writing. This helps them to achieve the marks that they are capable of and to realize their full potential.
24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Lloyd Kramer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ph.D., Cornell University
With this sequel to his recent series on European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century, Professor Lloyd Kramer introduces the major intellectual themes and debates that decisively shaped 20th-century European culture and which still define our world today. An award-winning teacher at The University of North Carolina, Professor Kramer's approach is incisive, balanced, and scrupulously fair. REUPLOAD NEEDED
Taught by Jonathan Steinberg University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., Cambridge University
Thirty-five of the most influential people who lived during the 200 most difficult years in the history of the West form the subject of this dramatically different course. Who were these artists, writers, scientists, and leaders in the context of history? How and why did their lives shape our times and reflect their own?
"Singing in English clearly and expressively is no mean feat. Kathryn LaBouff's methodical and vocally healthy approach to singing in English empowers and frees the singer/actor to deeply communicate while singing in English. She has revolutionized singing in English, and no student or coach should be without this book. This book is a must for all who wish to master the art of singing in English."--Allison Voth, Principal Coach, Opera Institute, Boston University. Audio reuploaded Thanks to giuseppe
Portions of several chapters were presented, formally and informally, at meetings of the Shakespeare Association of America, the International Conference at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham, the Folger Shakespeare Library Teaching Shakespeare Institute, and to various audiences at the following institutions: Nazareth College, the Ohio State University, the University of Rochester, the University of North Carolina atGreensboro, St. LawrenceUniversity, theUniversity ofCalifornia at Berkeley, the University of Alabama. I am indebted to many who on those occasions responded with criticism, advice, suggestions, doubts, and kindness.
(24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by William R. Cook State University of New York at Geneseo Ph.D., Cornell University
Mentioning the name Niccolò Machiavelli can unleash a powerful response, even among people who have never read a word of his writings. Our language even has a word—Machiavellian—that encapsulates the images those responses conjure up: An indistinct figure quietly making his way through the darkest corridors of power, hatching plots to play one rival against another A cold-blooded political liar, ready to justify any duplicity undertaken in the name of a noble end that will ultimately justify the most malignant means