MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

Classics of Literature (1S or 2S)

Biography

This survey course explores literature favorites, both old-school and contemporary, and is perfect for students who have always wanted to read those English class “power titles.” Books like these have gained near mythical status thanks to regular references in pop culture, creative adaptations, and the indelible mark they’ve left on generations of readers. After this class, you too will be able to say, “I’ve read that!” Discussion, synthesis with other works, and multimedia studies will form a significant portion of our time together. Written outcomes of this course include both in-class and take-home analytical essays as well as creative and personal writing. Come excited for a grab-bag of great literature! Readings may include: The Scarlet Letter, Hamlet, The Awakening, The Joy Luck Club, Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and more!