Great meals take time to experience and so do great novels. Literature classes, as survey courses, have limited time to explore a novel in-depth, but this class will allow you the time to savor the entirety of a novel. We will cover author’s life and experiences, historical background, critical commentary, and public reception, as well as the traditional literary aspects of elements, figurative language, and analysis.
Each month, attendees will choose a new work from a list of suggested titles that feature dramas, novels, and poetry such as The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Hate You Give, and The Great Gatsby.
Weekly emails will be sent out with optional guidance on reading schedule and thoughts to consider. Then, once per month, we will meet together for 90 minutes to discuss the work and its impact on our world today.
Students should use a hard-copy of the book if at all possible to facilitate following along during the monthly discussions.
Note to Parents:
- Be sure to review the list of book club suggestions located in the Materials & More tab. Attendees will choose a new work to read from this list. Be sure to email the instructor, Deborah Simon, if you have any questions before signing up.