Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Dr. Faustus, Frankenstein, Tale of Two Cities, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lord of the Flies, King Lear, Pride and Prejudice, The Canterbury Tales, BJU 12th British Literature (includes Beowulf and Macbeth), Vocabulary Cartoons II, The Screwtape Letters (Summer Reading), This Present Darkness (Summer Reading)
In this survey of British works from the Medieval to the Modern period, students will explore the evolution of British literature in the context of a Christian worldview. They will focus on the shifting philosophies and historical context associated with the development of the literary canon and will become acquainted with famous British authors, their classical works, and the impact these works have had on culture. In addition to reading poetry, essays, short stories, and novels, students will increase their skill in literary analysis through challenging writing and research assignments designed to begin preparing them for college and the writing section of the ACT/SAT. But, this class is not just about technical writing. The students will develop a deeper appreciation for the works of these important writers by emulating their writing style through creative assignments. BJU British Literature anthology will be used, along with Excellence in Literature: British Literature (Institute for Excellence in Writing). Contextual vocabulary will be assigned by the teacher and graded by the parents.