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September 2024 Candidate
A Module in The Dark is Rising Sequence • Non-sequential Series
Discussion-based • Medium intensity
Susan Cooper’s classic fantasy series takes us into a world where the forces of the Light battle against those of the Dark, but these are also coming-of-age stories in which children are at the forefront of the conflict. Deeply rooted in the folklore of the British landscape, the narratives are often set in spaces encoded in ancient wisdom and traditions and employ, as Tolkien did in his legendarium, songs and verse that pass on those traditions.

In this book, the first of the series, Cooper introduces us to the folklore of Cornwall, interweaving ancient customs with a modern confrontation against forces of evil. In this class, we will explore all the themes and ideas in the story and consider what it still has to say to us in the 21st century.

Required Texts

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper.

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Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00 AM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

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