And here's more information about the specific topic for each of the course's ten weeks, presented in slideshow fashion:
In addition to the main course, I'm v. much looking forward to the guest lectures by T. A. Shippey and Jn Garth. Looks like it'll be an interesting ten weeks.
current reading: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY by Nick Rennison 
current viewing: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO [original, subtitled]