An empowering five-week course that uses fairy tales, folklore, and a dash of science to help you unlock the magic that can exist in your everyday life.Join Us!
Myths, legends, and especially fairy tales are our passion. We both earned our PhDs from The Ohio State University in 2018 and we love sharing our knowledge and exploring their still-present magic with our students. In October 2019, our school won the Dorothy Howard Award from the American Folklore Society’s Education Section, recognizing our excellence and our commitment to sharing folklore with a global audience!
After teaching courses on folklore, fairy tales, British literature, speculative fiction, and more at OSU, we decided to expand our classroom. We set out to find the people whose hearts beat in time to old tales – people who believe in the power of story. Now, students from five continents gather in our virtual classroom to share stories and fellowship, to be seen and to learn.
Step through the wardrobe, taste the pomegranate seeds, jump in the fairy ring?
Interested in a monthly book club focused on “mythic fiction” (i.e. fiction inspired by folklore)? Of course you are!Access it Now!
Folklorists study all kinds of different things, and folklore helps shape the lives of every single person on this planet. It’s a massive topic, so buckle up and welcome to our crash course on our very favorite subject.Access it Now!
Magic is all around us, and you don't have to get lost in a forest or dive into the deep oceans to find it!Access it Now!
The magic of folklore and fairy tales is as vital to our everyday lives as the food we take for sustenance. Brittany Warman and Sara Cleto feed our souls abundantly with their significant scholarship and personal passion for the tales we all think we know. With a forthright love of their subject, these two teachers illuminate the dark corners of stories with the luminescence of knowledge and inspiration. For anyone who seeks enchantment through learning, the Carterhaugh School provides a perfect compass."
“I’ve but one disappointment in this course: that this amazing journey through the world of fairy isn’t never-ending! I confess I’ve grown addicted to the arrival of your well-crafted magics twice each week, not to mention the stimulating discourse it triggers in the private group. When I signed up I expected interesting content, but the conversations and friendships formed through the private group page were an unexpected delight – one I’m deeply grateful for."
January 30, 2024
We’re coming in at the very tail end of January with our own “What’s Out and What’s In” list for 2024! We’re very on trend like that, apparently. Please know…
January 16, 2024
A self-guided version of our Fairy-Tale Heroines course is open for enrollment RIGHT NOW, and we have tales from India, Romania, Iceland, China, Iraq, Ireland, and more! It’s by far…
December 19, 2023
We feel like people are sorted into two boxes during the months of November and December. Either you LOVE the holidays (“holidays” often being code for Christmas), wear plaid, tinsel,…
December 12, 2023
Did you know the whole idea of Carterhaugh (our online school) started as a joke? Why did Brittany’s dissertation committee once tell her, in the immortal words of Taylor Swift,…