“So I heard this story from my friend’s Mom’s sister, so I don’t know, but…”
“A long time ago, they used to say that…”
“Everybody knows that you shouldn’t [____] because…”
In this ten lesson course, we welcome you through the gates of Carterhaugh to explore a carefully curated collection of the stories we call legends. We’ll look at supernatural legends, urban legends, and historical legends, leading you through the woods beyond King Arthur’s court and into a fairy’s grotto and out again into the haunted synapses of the internet. Some of these tales will be familiar, some strange; some will delight, some may even frighten. Please see this blog post for a tentative course schedule! Through a combination of lectures, supplemental readings, and creative responses, we will introduce you to legend scholarship and provide the history, context, and tools to begin analyzing these stories.
The course will be conducted through video lectures that will be accessible on the dates listed below, but all the materials will be yours to download and interact with whenever you choose (so don’t worry if you can’t play on those specific dates!) Full payment must be complete by the time registration closes on June 30th at midnight. Aside from the videos you will also receive the PowerPoint presentations featured in the video lectures, a beautifully made PDF “grimoire page” summary of each lesson, and any supplementary reading. This material is yours to keep and download for personal use!
There will be a final assignment prompt for which you may choose the path of the scholar, the path of the writer, or the path of the artist. Personal feedback on completed final assignments is available upon request – we would love to see what you come up with!
Dates: July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th, September 2nd – note that these are simply the dates that materials will be posted! You will be able to download everything and watch whenever is most convenient to you.
Total Number of Lessons: 10
What’s Included: Welcome Letter, 10 Video Lectures, 10 PowerPoint Presentations, 10 Beautiful PDF “Grimoire Page” Lesson Summaries, PDFs or Links to Any Supplementary Reading, Personal Feedback on Completed Final Assignment if Desired
Any Additional Materials Needed: No
Registration Closes: June 30th at Midnight
REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED AND THE COURSE IS COMPLETE! You can, however, sign up for a non-interactive version of the course here!
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