This free online course will explore the great poetry of William Wordsworth, with an emphasis on his writing process and the inspirational landscape of the Lake District. This course is presented in association with the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. Discover how Wordsworth wrote his best-known works The course has been filmed at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived from 1799 to 1808. There, he produced much of his greatest work, including “I wandered lonely as a Cloud” (perhaps better known as “Daffodils”) and The Prelude (his autobiographical masterpiece). You will study how Wordsworth created and revised these poems and Lyrical Ballads, drawing on the magnificent collection of manuscripts held by the Wordsworth Trust in the museum next to his home. Explore the Lake District with leading Wordsworth scholars Through readings and discussions focusing on Grasmere and the landscape of the Lake District, the course will explore why this location was so important for Wordsworth. Contributors to the course will include Jeff Cowton, the Curator of the Wordsworth Trust, and Professor Sally Bushell, one of the world’s leading scholars of Wordsworth’s writing process, who is based at Lancaster University on the doorstep of the Lake District. You can find out more in Simon Bainbridge’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “How does a great poet write his poetry?” Nature’s Poets: what place inspires your poetry? To celebrate the start of Lancaster University’s free online course we’re challenging you to write a poem inspired by your favourite place. Find out how to join the challenge
- Simon Bainbridge
- Sally Bushell
- Sharon Ruston
FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)
Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.
Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.
FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.