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Revealed: Chatsworth's servants over the centuries

Three PhD students from the School of English have had unprecedented access to previously unseen archives at Chatsworth House for the first time. The findings have revealed fascinating new insights…

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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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Material Conditions: The Rise of the Novel

Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was first published in 1813, at a time when literacy and print culture in England underwent a significant expansion. In this video, Dr Joe…

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A Close Reading of Pride and Prejudice

In this video, Joe offers his interpretation of the passage you read in the previous step. Joe demonstrates how the reader gradually enters Elizabeth’s mind here, as the narrative subtly slips…

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Elizabeth at Pemberley

In this video, filmed at Chatsworth House, Joe discusses Elizabeth’s tour of Pemberley’s house and gardens, and what they reveal to her about the owner.

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Research Approaches: Reading Style

In this video, Joe and Adam discuss ‘stylistics’, an approach to reading literature which pays detailed attention to the style in which it is written, and the language it uses. This…

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Putting the Sylph into Context

In this video, Susan visits the Sketch Gallery at Chatsworth House to give an introduction to the Duchess of Devonshire’s novel, ‘The Sylph’.

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