This page includes the following sections:
- Online courses
- Audio visual files (podcasts, lectures)
- Classical literature
- Biblical literature
To access some of the links you will need to have iTunes (free software) and you will be able to download the file to your portable media player.
1. Online Courses
Open Culture. List of free online courses relevant to your study, audio books and ebooks.
Opencourseware from MIT Literature course materials.
2. Audio-Visual Files
The William Blake Archive includes the artistic work of Blake as well as his poetry. A beautiful site.
In Our Time. Homepage of BBC Radio 4 series dealing with (amongst other things) literature and history topics. Each episode is 45 minutes long and involves the participation of expert academics. Highly recommended.
iTunesU. Free lectures from universities all over the world. The site requires iTunes software (available to download for free).
Literature Online (LION) has video clips of 900 poets reading their own works, and unabridged recordings of Shakespeare’s plays.
Podcasts from the University of Oxford. Lectures on various literature and related topics.
The Poetry Archive (www.poetryarchive.org) contains recordings of poets reading their own works.
3. Classical Literature
The Aeneid: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1
The Age of the Emperor Augustus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw
Exploring the Classical world (sections 1-6 on Homer):
Greek mythology: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0093z1k
The Odyssey: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004y297
4. The Bible
Given the diversity of Christian opinion, you need to be careful in selecting online material on the Bible. Most of it is not scholarly, and a good deal of it is aimed at very specific groups.
Who was St Paul? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kjk8z
The Fall (Genesis 1-3): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004y27p
The Apocalypse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0054914