How Stories Teach - A Six Week Intensive

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to Monday, December 14, 2020 - 4:00pm

When: Mondays, Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 (No meeting on 11/23) 4-5:30 pm ET. 
Who: Matthew Bianco 
Where: Online!

This intensive has already started, but you can still sign up! The first class recording will be made available. Registration will close Nov. 9 at 2 pm ET.

Need to miss a class? Classes will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.


How Stories Teach

"Literature is paideia." No civilization has ever tried to educate its people, to give them a paideia, apart from the reading of literature. The Greeks, the Romans, the early Christians, the Medievals, all of those who make up what we today call Christian classical education, have incorporated literature into their education. But, how did they do it? How did they teach through stories? 

In this six-week intensive, CiRCE's Matt Bianco will look at what the tradition has said, taught, and believed about the role of stories in teaching, and then look practically at how the classical tradition taught through particular genres. 

Dates & Topics:

• November 2 - Stories Teach, So Now What?

• November 9 - Aesop's Fables, Morals but no Moralizing

• November 16 - The Epics, No Christians Allowed

• November 30 - Fairy Tales, Foundation for the Moral Imagination

• December 7 - Tall Tales, "Men Without Chests" No More

• December 14 - The Bible, Literature as Imitatio Christi

** A certificate is available if needed. **