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The 20th Sir Arthur Hall Memorial Lecture. What will the NHS be facing on its 90th birthday?

We were delighted to welcome Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health, to the University on Thursday 15 February to deliver the 20th Sir Arthur Hall Memorial…

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Putting The Importance of Being Earnest into Context

The video was filmed in the gift shop at Hardwick Hall, bringing to mind the changes taking place in English country houses that have continued from the time Wilde was writing in the 1890s to the…

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Putting the Canterville Ghost in Context

In this video, Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in 19th Century Literature at University of Sheffield is back at Hardwick Hall. He explores how Wilde’s tale represents tensions between England (the Old…

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A Close Reading of The Importance of Being Earnest

In this video Dr Andy Smith takes you through his interpretation of the passage from ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. He highlights a number of issues, such as: - The urban view of the…

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A Close Reading of the Opening of the Canterville Ghost

Dr Andy Smith will take you through a close reading so that you can gain deeper insights into its meaning and significance. To try to understand the dynamics of the tale we need to look at some of…

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Country House Brewing and Satis House Brewery

In this video, Amber discusses the brewery at Satis House, and considers the significance of beer and brewing in ‘Great Expectations’. One of the first things that Pip notices when he…

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Material Conditions: Serialising Novels

In this video, Amber and Adam discuss the publication history of ‘Great Expectations’, its serialisation in ‘All The Year Round’ and various changes made across different…

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Putting 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' into Context

In this video, Professor Angela Wright is at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. Here she introduces the gothic genre and ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’ by Ann Radcliffe, published in 1794. …

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Austen, Radcliffe and the Gothic

In this video, Professor Angela Wright is at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. Here she introduces the gothic genre and ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’ by Ann Radcliffe, published in 1794.

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Putting Miss Havisham and Satis House into Context

In this video we will explore the gothic legacy of literary portrayals of the English country house. In ‘Great Expectations’, Charles Dickens presents us with a wasting, declining…

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Close Reading Great Expectations: The Older Pip and Decay

In this video, Amber presents a close reading of the following passage from Chapter 8 of ‘Great Expectations’. She looks for evidence of the older Pip’s voice and perspective, and…

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Welcome to Special Collections

In order to see the original conditions in which each of our texts would have been presented, we have enlisted the help of the Special Collections Archive at The University of Sheffield. From these…

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Making Meaning Through Close Reading

In this video Susan Fitzmaurice, Professor of English Language at the University of Sheffield’s School of English, looks at what we mean by ‘close textual analysis’ or ‘close…

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Literature of the English Country House (trailer)

A journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/country-house-literature The country house has…

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