The masterpieces of the Western canon are packed with meaningful details, intentionally woven in by authors to reward a careful reading of their text. The longer we immerse ourselves in a work of literature, the more enriched we will be by the significance of an author's word play, imagery, or style and structure. For this reason, CenterForLit has begun offering seminar-length deep studies on some of our favorite works.

This winter, the Andrews sisters will be leading a week-long deep study into that beloved romance, Pride and Prejudice. This seminar will be aimed at Junior High students and above. Teachers and parents interested in spending a week with Jane Austen are also welcome to join us! Far from being a simple story of boy meets girl, we believe Austen's masterpiece will lend itself to a fascinating study of relationship, forgiveness, and human nature. So let's meet for tea time and travel together to the enchanting world of Regency England! 

Emily Andrews graduated from Hillsdale College in 2014 with a BA in English literature and history. She has been on the CenterForLit team for three years, which has nothing to do with the fact that she married the directors' son, we promise. 

Emily Andrews graduated from Hillsdale College in 2014 with a BA in English literature and history. She has been on the CenterForLit team for three years, which has nothing to do with the fact that she married the directors' son, we promise. 

Megan Andrews graduated from Hillsdale College in 2016 with a major in English literature and a minor in French. Although she joined the CenterForLit team officially last summer, she has authored several of our materials in the past, including the popular Ready Readers: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Megan Andrews graduated from Hillsdale College in 2016 with a major in English literature and a minor in French. Although she joined the CenterForLit team officially last summer, she has authored several of our materials in the past, including the popular Ready Readers: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Course Objectives

  • Begin friendships with some of the most loved characters in history.
  • Discover that Jane Austen's genius for perceiving and portraying human nature in all its flawed glory is not just for girls!
  • Engage in deep conversation about the entirety of Pride and Prejudice slowly over the course of 5 days.
  • Explore the culture and customs of Regency England.

Course Details

  • Participants will be required to read Pride and Prejudice in full before our first meeting on January 9.
  • The Pride and Prejudice seminar is appropriate for Junior High students and above.
  • Time: classes meet between 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST (1:00-2:30 PST) from January 9-13, 2017.
  • Technology: Like our Online Academy classes, we will use the GoToWebinar conferencing service (included in tuition), which provides screen-sharing and live audio with chat.  Students raise hands to participate aloud, or chat privately with instructors.
  • Recordings: Class notes (.pdf) and .mp3 recordings will be permanently available to all students. 
  • Features: Students will have access to a class webpage with supplemental resources, as well as a discussion board, moderated by the instructors. Students will there be able to continue class discussion after hours with their classmates. 
  • Tuition: $119 (Pelican Society: $107)

We appreciate the responsibility involved in choosing curriculum materials for your students, and we ask you to make this decision carefully. If your plans change and your student must withdraw from a class, CenterForLit can transfer your registration to a different class or to a future term; however, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATIONS.