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Advanced British Literature B

$249.00

Teen Focus 12+

Stories have been told since humans developed language, but the novel developed at a particular time and place, to educate and entertain specific audiences, and as a reflection of specific cultural tensions and developments. In this class we will focus on the development of the English novel from Thomas Hardy to Virginia Woolf, considering individual examples of the novel genre as well as looking for trends and patterns over time. During the semester we’ll have a chance to dig into topics including publishing and bookselling, nationhood, personhood, authorship, and history. More than that, we’ll also get to indulge our inner Anglophiles and curl up with some very good books!

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Stories have been told since humans developed language, but the novel developed at a particular time and place, to educate and entertain specific audiences, and as a reflection of specific cultural tensions and developments. In this class we will focus on the development of the English novel from Thomas Hardy to Virginia Woolf, considering individual examples of the novel genre as well as looking for trends and patterns over time. During the semester we’ll have a chance to dig into topics including publishing and bookselling, nationhood, personhood, authorship, and history. More than that, we’ll also get to indulge our inner Anglophiles and curl up with some very good books!

Learning activities may include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required Books:

  • The English Novel: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
  • Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  • Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 11 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to read and discuss challenging literature at an accelerated pace.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 5 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Dame Dashwood

Reading List

The English Novel: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Advanced British Literature A. Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 11 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to read and discuss challenging literature at an accelerated pace.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Thursday 11am Pacific