ONLINE: This course will cover the history, landscape and culture of places in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) that have strong connections to certain authors. We will focus on writers with local links, and places that readers can visit. The course will be organized by region, and will include popular authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, as well as more serious authors such as Wordsworth, Hardy and the Brontes. The course will be online, using slides, maps and videos. The goal is to enhance our appreciation of novels through greater knowledge of their settings. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 200.
Class sessions are recorded.
Margaret Brill was the British history librarian at Duke. She was also head of reference, maps librarian and librarian for medieval and Renaissance studies. She grew up just outside London, and has a B.A. in history from the University of London, a master’s in library science from North Carolina Central University and a master’s in liberal studies from Duke. Her primary interest is social history, especially women's history.