Allegories and Animal Farm [S-18-3]

Presenter: Cailey Underhill
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 4:00 PM 04/05, 04/12, 04/19
Status: Course Update: At the presenter's request, the day/date and the location has changed for "Allegories and Animal Farm." Classes will be on Thursdays - 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 in Maxcy 104 at SUNY Potsdam.

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We will read and analyze George Orwell’s Animal Farm, paying particular attention to its allegorical nature. Orwell wrote the novel as an allegory for the Russian Revolution, but the story presents profound insights into the nature of any insidious tyranny and provides a strong warning against an uneducated and complacent populace. We will read the text, consider outside literature, and engage in lively discussion in order to deeply analyze the text.

Cailey Underhill is a high school English teacher. She delights in reading, writing, and analyzing texts of various types. She has a background in English, history, and psychology, and a Master of Science in English Education from Syracuse University. Cailey previously taught a course for SOAR on Jane Austen and another course on short stories.

NOTE: CHANGED DAYS/DATES: Thursdays 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 (same time 4:00-5:30) AND CHANGED LOCATION to Maxcy 104.

NOTE: Bring paper, pencil or pen, and a copy of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Cap: 20

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