THE LITERATURE AND THOUGHT OF C.S. LEWIS taught by Dr. Anthony Esolen
Join Dr. Anthony Esolen, a professor at Magdalen College, in a semester literature study of some of CS Lewis’ most interesting works! Dr. Esolen will lecture students on assigned reading and lead them in discussion throughout the semester.
For students wanting to take the course for Kolbe high school literature credit, 3 papers, weekly reading quizzes, and an exam on each book will be provided and graded by Dr. Esolen’s Kolbe teaching assistant. Students who attend Magdalen College in the future may be eligible to receive college credit for this course.
Day/Time: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern
When: Thursday, January 27th - Thursday, May 12th (Final exam opens May 16-19)
Who: Any student ingrades 9-12
Books: The Great Divorce, Till We Have Faces, Perelandra(Use/purchase your own copy, or check out from the library)
Format: Live online class hosted in Adobe Connect and assignments provided in Schoology
Cost: Earn5 literature credits ($399) or audit ($349)
This course is open to any student in grades 9-12. The student does not need to be currently enrolled at Kolbe Academy to sign up. Please email or call our admissions department with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-255-6499 ext. 2.
Dr. Esolen received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. His master’s degree and Ph.D. in Renaissance literature are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught at universities since 1987 and currently serves as professor of literature and writer in residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts.
Dr. Esolen translated the Modern Library edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, as well as the Johns Hopkins edition of Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered. An award-winning contributor to numerous periodicals, he has authored fourteen books of nonfiction, including Defending Boyhood, Out of the Ashes, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization. His articles regularly appear in such journals and online magazines as Magnificat, Crisis Magazine, Touchstone and First Things.