Great Personalities: Mary Shelley Flex

In this 6-week class, we will examine the life and inspiration of the author Mary Shelley: her life, why she wrote "Frankenstein", and her legacy.
Tina Hugall
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New class

No live meetings

Over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon May 30

May 30 - Jul 3 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jul 10 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jul 17 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jun 20

Jun 20 - Jul 24 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jun 27

Jun 27 - Jul 31 (6 weeks)
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will examine the life and inspirations of arguably one of the most famous authors in history, Mary Shelley. They will take a look at her tragic life and learn how she viewed the character that she created. We will discuss and examine the legacy that has been built upon the misconceptions of her work. 
I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions. 
Each week, learners will have several options for homework. Some weeks, there will be short readings, short videos to watch on Youtube, possible movies to watch and review, and short 1-2 paragraph research papers. Learners will engage with their classmates by participating in weekly short story brain sessions where we take different characters that are discussed and create a narrative. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Mary Shelley led a very unique life, even for the time period. We will be covering her mother, Mary Woolstonecraft, who had attempted suicide at a young age, Mary's own obsession with death, as well as pregnancy out of wedlock. We will also be discussing her husbands promiscuous behavior and the social and cultural norms of the time. Mary had a life full of tragedy and loss.  All discussions will be at an age appropriate level. 
Some of the sources that will be used in this class are, but not limited to: 

Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/mary-wollstonecraft-shelley
British Library: https://www.bl.uk/people/mary-shelley#:~:text=Author%20of%20Frankenstein%3A%20or%2C%20The,of%20women's%20rights%2C%20Mary%20Wollstonecraft.
Literary Devices: https://literarydevices.net/mary-shelley/
ThoughtCo: https://www.thoughtco.com/biography-of-mary-shelley-frankenstein-4795802
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/books/review/in-search-of-mary-shelley-fiona-sampson.html
New World Encyclopedia: https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mary_Shelley
Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-edition-of-mary-shelleys-frankenstein-breaks-records-at-auction-180978724/ and https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/snapshot/its-alive-its-alive
National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/history-magazine/article/birth_of_Frankenstein_Mary_Shelley?loggedin=true
The New World of Eighteenth-Century Children's Literature: https://osborneeighteenthcenturychildrensliterature.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/mounseer-nongtongpaw-by-mary-godwin-shelley/


Tina Hugall"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." Theodore Roosevelt
663 total reviews
723 completed classes

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