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The following state-of-the-art learning experiences were developed at Columbia University by distinguished faculty members working closely with our skilled instructional technology staff. Three to five hours in length, these in-depth multimedia e-seminars are free to Columbia students, faculty, and staff.

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The Shakespearean Sonnet and the Modern Voice
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Kristin LinklaterThis e-seminar is more than an exploration of William Shakespeare's sonnets—it is also a personal journey to awaken the dormant power of the human voice. Drawing on Professor Linklater's experience as a student, teacher, actor and director, The Shakespearean Sonnet and the Modern Voice details her innovative approach to "speaking" Shakespeare.

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An Adventure with Words: James Joyce's Ulysses
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Michael SeidelProfessor Michael Seidel, an expert on the work of James Joyce, examines the narrative modes of Joyce's Ulysses. Recognizing and identifying the function of each mode is crucial to understanding this classic novel.

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These learning experiences were developed by Columbia University in collaboration with an affiliate. Three to five hours in length, these in-depth multimedia e-seminars are free to Columbia students, faculty, and staff.

The Future of English
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David CrystalIn The Future of English, leading language expert David Crystal explores the global proliferation of the English language and the key issues affecting its future. After linking the global dominance of English to the expansion of British and American economic and political power, Professor Crystal explores five topics, including the threat of globalized English and the recent emergence of "new Englishes."

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