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Homeschool High School Literature Full Curriculum Y1 | Novel Study | Book Club
19th Century Britain and Its Literature
Students will learn about Elizabeth Gaskell, Christina Rossetti, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Bernard Shaw. We will discuss changing ideas about class, women's role in society and socialism.
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In this semester long class we will be talking about works of literature from the 19th century. We will look at the economic situation, rise of labour unions and socialist discussion. We will talk about the role of women and how the Victorian era struggled with different images of womanhood. We will look at changing beliefs and controversies within the 19th century. I approach these the works of literature from the perspective of political studies, looking at how the books encapsulate the...
My academic background is in political studies and theology. The inspiration for this class comes from a university course I once took on 19th Century British Literature and Capitalism although I have chosen to focus on different works of literature and done my own independent research into these topics. I've been teaching highschool level courses on Outschool for several years now and will be bringing in ideas from a variety of academic sources to share with the students.
Students will be asked to write two short reflection pieces during the course of the class as well as to show up for class prepared for discussion.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Students be required to have copies of all the novels used in this class. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Countess Kate by Charlotte Yonge Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell The Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw I rely on a wide variety of sources to help me prepare for each class. The following is only a partial bibliography. Alexandra Valint. (2016). Accepting Adèle in Charlotte Brontë’s <em>Jane Eyre</em>. Dickens Studies Annual, 47, 201–222. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/dickstudannu.47.2016.0201 Bossche, C. R. V. (2005). What Did “Jane Eyre” Do? Ideology, Agency, Class and the Novel. Narrative, 13(1), 46–66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20107362 Campbell, J. (2016). Bluebeard and the Beast: The Mysterious Realism of <em>Jane Eyre</em>. Marvels & Tales, 30(2), 234–250. https://doi.org/10.13110/marvelstales.30.2.0234 Chapman. (1970). Faith and revolt : studies in the literary influence of the Oxford movement. --. Weidenfeild And Nicolson. CLARKE, M. M. (2011). CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S “VILLETTE”, MID-VICTORIAN ANTI-CATHOLICISM, AND THE TURN TO SECULARISM. ELH, 78(4), 967–989. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41337561 Cole. (1941). Chartist portraits. Macmillan & co. ltd. Eagleton. (1975). Myths of power : a Marxist study of the Brontës. Barnes & Noble. Easson. (1979). Elizabeth Gaskell. Routledge & Kegan Paul. Lowe. (2020). Masculinity in the work of Elizabeth Gaskell (1st ed. 2020.). Palgrave Macmillan. Jones. (1992). Learning not to be first : the life of Christina Rossetti. St. Martin’s Press. Lee, J. S.-J. (2008). The (Slave) Narrative of “Jane Eyre.” Victorian Literature and Culture, 36(2), 317–329. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40347190 Lynch, E. M. (1996). Out of Place: The Masquerade of Servitude in Victorian Literature. Pacific Coast Philology, 31(1), 88–106. https://doi.org/10.2307/1316771 Madarász, A. (1983). Victorian Travellers to Nowhere: Socialism and Economic Utopias in the Late XIXth Century. Acta Historica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 29(2/4), 251–256. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42555432 Murdoch, H. A. (2002). Ghosts in the Mirror: Colonialism and Creole Indeterminacy in Brontë and Sand. College Literature, 29(1), 1–31. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25112619 Parry. (1993). The rise and fall of liberal government in Victorian Britain. Yale University Press. Patriquin. (2007). Agrarian capitalism and poor relief in England, 1500-1860 : rethinking the origins of the welfare state. Palgrave Macmillan. Stoneman. (1987). Elizabeth Gaskell. Indiana University Press. Vejvoda, K. (2003). Idolatry in “Jane Eyre.” Victorian Literature and Culture, 31(1), 241–261. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25058622 Ward, M. C. (2002). The Gospel According to Jane Eyre: The Suttee and the Seraglio. The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 35(1), 14–24. https://doi.org/10.2307/1315316 Young. (2007). The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History. Oxford University Press.
Homeschooling Mother, Perpetual Bookworm, Author
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I am a homeschooling mother of three. I have a B.A. in political theory and many years experience teaching online. I've also studied theology and written a book titled A Secular Bible Study as well as a young adult novel titled The Edge of the...