Each lecture examines a certain aspect of English landscape or English history through a poem, novel, play or diary. Discover how industrial cities, cathedral cities and villages have been portrayed, see London through the eyes of diarist Samuel Pepys, learn about Shakespeare’s portrayal of a faulty English king, and see how Arthurian England was re-invented and romanticised. The English on the move, the English at war, and the English at work and at play – these will be all be discussed.
Susannah Fullerton: Arthurian England - Tennyson and 'The Lady of Shallot'
Susannah Fullerton: Royal England - Shakespeare and King Richard II
Susannah Fullerton: England's capital - Samuel Pepys and his diary
Susannah Fullerton: Aristocratic England - Alexander Pope and 'The rape of the lock'
Susannah Fullerton: The rolling English road - Henry Fielding and 'The history of Tom Jones'
Susannah Fullerton: Village England - James Austen and 'Emma'
Susannah Fullerton: The English cathedral city - Anthony Trollope and 'Barchester Towers'
Susannah Fullerton: Industrial England - Elizabeth Gaskell and 'North and south'
Susannah Fullerton: England at war - Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and their war poems