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History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading - Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

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History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading - Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

Have you ever wondered about the reading tastes and habits of famous writers in the past? This free course, History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee, is the third tutorial in a series designed to help users of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) search, browse and use this resource, and explores the connections between the evidence of a writers reading and their literary output. The previous tutorials focus on methods of uncovering evidence of reading, and the use of evidence to understand the reception of a literary text. UK RED is a resource built and maintained at The Open University.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • perform advanced searches of data held on the UK RED site, including locating evidence by place of reading experience or by combining search queries
  • recognise development in evaluative and interpretative skills in handling a range of source material
  • understand how evidence on the UK RED site might be useful in shaping broader studies of writers’ reading, biography, and cultural and literary history.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 07/03/2019

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