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View Resource Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships

This course, offered as part of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative, starts off by asking "What is the history of popular reading in the Western world?" It continues on by asking a number of equally powerful questions, and the generally curious will enjoy exploring the materials offered here. The course was created by Professor Sarah Brouillette, and originally took place in the fall of 2007. ...

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-715-media-in-cultu...
View Resource "I shall ever be your dearest love": John Keats and Fanny Brawne

When the poet John Keats met Fanny Brawne, he was quite taken by her. They met in 1818, and in a letter to his brother George that autumn he remarked that she was "beautiful and elegant, graceful, silly, fashionable and strange." This collection, from the Keats Collection at Harvard University, brings together items that illuminate their courtship, including a number of Keats's love letters to...

http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/exhibits/keats/