Literature Crash Course

Quickly learn about literature and how it has developed over the years. Created by CrashCourse.

Average Course Length

6 hours

Skill Level


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1: How and Why We Read
2: Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I
3: Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II
4: Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4
5: Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part II
6: Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye Part I
7: Holden, JD, and the Red Cap- The Catcher in the Rye Part II
8: Before I Got My Eye Put Out - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
9: A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey
10: Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex
11: Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder - Hamlet Part I
12: Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet Part II
13: Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1
14: Frankenstein Part II
15: Reader, it's Jane Eyre
16: If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart Part I
17: Things Fall Apart, Part II
18: To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I
19: Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird Part II
20: Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden -Slaughterhouse-Five Part I
21: PTSD and Alien Abduction - Slaughterhouse-Five Part II
22: Slavery, Ghosts, and Beloved
23: Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance
24: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath