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Exploring British Literature

British Literature course

Instructor: Abigail Wild, MFA

Level: Teen / High School

Cost per Semester:

  • with grading & feedback: $150

  • content only (no grading) $  75

Fall/1st Semester Dates:

August 31 - December 18, 2020

Thanksgiving Break November 23-29

Spring/2nd Semester Dates:

January 4 – April 23, 2021
Spring Break April 3-11

Time Commitment (per week):

Five (5) hours of work and instruction

Students must have access to the Internet and email.

Platform: Schoology LMS

Codes and instructions will be delivered when registration is finalized.

Journey through Britain’s rich literary history to experience authors such as Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, and Orwell. Each provides a time-specific lens for understanding society. Improve critical reading skills, interpret difficult texts, write creative and analytical pieces, and challenge assumptions as you deepen your understanding of literature and authorship. 


Students must read thoughtfully, write authentically, and participate in all course activities and discussions.


  • A large research paper (5-10 pages)

  • A speech (through video and/or PowerPoint slides)

  • Deep discussion with peers about the assigned readings.

  • Weekly assignments and essays.

Required Resources:

  • Elements of Literature

  • Essentials of British and World Literature, sixth course, 2009 ISBN# 978-0030368820 (purchase used on Amazon)

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell


This course is delivered entirely online. Students will access assignments, articles, discussions, writing workshops, informative videos, and teacher created video lectures through the online classroom.​ The instructor will be available primarily via email.

course instructor

Abigail Wild, MFA

Abigail Wild, MFA

Abigail Wild dwells inside of her own dreams, where creativity thrives. After twenty years as a graphic designer, all the stories she held captured in her mind clamored to be set free. She put down her tablet and picked up the pen. She went back to school, earning an MFA in creative writing, and began her new life’s work: writing the stories of her heart. Today, Abigail is a novelist, writing coach, editor, competition judge, and writing teacher. She particularly enjoys working with emergent writers, often giving them the same pep talks she received years ago. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, and three budgies. The budgies, named Pablo, Prissy, and Lily, tend to make a racket while Abigail is trying to write, but she is not deterred!

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