Today and for the rest of the week Apple is promoting through iTunesU our inspirational short ten minute talks by Oxford academics that form the basis of content collections for the Great Writers Inspire project. This kind of promotion usually leads to quite a few thousand downloads over the next few days. We’re big fans of this short lecture format, have a look at the first talk on Shakespeare by Professor Tiffany Stern to see why. Hopefully we’ll soon have some feedback from this global audience and we’ll be adding another set later in the year concentrating on Victorian writers.
These talks are on a diverse range of writers from early English to post-colonial; the Beowulf poet, William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, Stephen Duck, William Blake, George Eliot, Dickens, Katherine Mansfield, Olive Schreiner and J.M. Coetzee. These short talks will inspire you to discover more.
And of course they are all free for reuse under the terms of our Creative Commons licence.