HS Dystopian Literature- SPRING SEMESTER
I will be offering a one-semester, seminar-based class in which we discuss five classic dystopian novels. We will explore the theme of totalitarianism, both as a form of government and as a cultural construct. Students will be required to read at a high level and be ready to explore challenging content. Classes will be primarily discussion based, and each student will prepare a 5-page comparison-contrast essay based upon the works covered. Animal Farm: George Orwell. 1984 :George Orwell. Brave New World: Aldous Huxley Darkness at Noon: Arthur Koestler. That Hideous Strength: C.S Lewis.
The 5 books listed. I will source editions so we can all be reading the same versions. Bring a sturdy notebook to class.
Cybele Hetherington has 20 years of experience as a homeschool educator, organizer, and mentor. Her educational philosophy is firmly rooted in self-discipline and personal responsibility, with the goal of
preparing students to be ready participants in the tradition of enlightened inquiry.
Undergraduate: College of Charleston and Tulane University. B.S. In Anthropology with focus in
Linguistics. Minor in Classics.
Graduate: Duke University PhD. Program. Course work toward degree in Linguistics