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!
- 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.
- 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.