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Fairy Tale Twisted Tale Book Club With Story Elements and Reading Comprehension
Twice per week
over 3 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Subjects covered in this class will include a brief history of the Gothic (both European and American), then discussion of six American short stories and how they embody aspects of the Gothic and how they differ from the Gothic. We will discuss themes, symbolism, figurative language, etc. as well as the "meanings" of these stories. Learners do not have to have previous knowledge of these stories or of the Gothic to take this class, just an interest in discussing literature and/or learning...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about the history of the Gothic literary "movement" and style, as well as six short stories, literary devices and how they are used within each story, as well as how all of these pieces fit together to make meaning.
I have a Ph.D. in English and Literature. I have taught in both university and high school English classes and worked with elementary age students with ESL and English and language arts.
The homework is to read the stories before each class and to come to class prepared to talk about them.
You may wish to buy the stories, however, all the stories are available online: "The Wife's Story" Ursula Leguin (available online) "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Tell-Tale Heart"/ "The Cask of Amontillado" E. A. Poe "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson "Young Goodman Brown" Nathaniel Hawthorne
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some stories may have some violent imagery/ sexual imagery, but never explicit. However, class discussion may bring it up as it pertains to the meaning of some of the stories.
"The Wife's Story" Ursula Leguin (available online) "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Tell-Tale Heart"/ "The Cask of Amontillado" E. A. Poe "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson "Young Goodman Brown" Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dr. Amanda Schafer
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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2 completed classes
Hello! I'm Dr. Amanda Schafer! I have a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in English and Literature and have been teaching for over ten years. I teach writing and literature at a University close to my home and I also teach a Concurrent Composition course...